We Are Samoa

'We Are Samoa' the man behind the music

Grey was travelling through Alaska in the late 1970s. In that landscape of snow and ice, he became deeply homesick for the tropical islands of his birth. So, he wrote the song that has become an unofficial anthem for Samoa.

To celebrate his 75th birthday his children are hosting a musical gala in Costa Mesa, California.

The 'We Are Sāmoa Gala' will celebrate Polynesian culture and bring together community members from near and far to celebrate Grey through the art of music, dance, painting, and fashion.