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'It's a Polynesian Thing': Common Kings Embraces Heritage, Culture In Their Music

From their families' journeys to their own personal journeys in life, the members of reggae/pop/rock band Common Kings reflect on music, the influence of their families and faith on their careers ("It's a Polynesian thing, we usually grow up singing and [are] involved in music," lead singer JR King says), and how their band name is a tribute to their Polynesian heritage and culture.

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