One of the funnest aspects of growing up in such a diverse culture and community as the Fijian Indian one is, is the music. At nearly every wedding, party or family you were guaranteed to hear a handful of staple songs mixed in with whatever the current music was. That included Bula Malaya, a few other Fijian songs (which are still played) and UB40’s Red Red Wine at some point, most likely at the end of the night.
The blend of all these different kinds of music is something I took for granted at the time, but now I cherish it. Red Red Wine brings back so many fond memories of family parties and weddings, with aunts and uncles dancing with each other, while groups of cousins huddled in circles swaying to the music with our arms around each other.
So many fond memories tied to this song and that is one of the most beautiful parts of music.