Tok Save from David Bridie: Young PNG Musicians Wanted!
Since the inception of Tubuans & Dukduks, David Bridie has been a regular reader and commentator of my blog – particularly on posts concerning PNG music.
I don’t usually do this, but I feel that the best way to show my support for David and his iniatives in regard to developing and promoting PNG music onto the world stage (among many other things related to PNG and greater Melanesia) is to endorse his latest comment – by making a post out of it. This is what David has to say:
We at Wantok are very interested in hearing demo recordings of ol yangpela artist bilong PNG who work in a similar vein to Tony Subam (Sanguma) and George Telek, i.e., mixing traditional recordings and sing-sings with western approaches to music recording and/or making cultural music from PNG that can communicate to audiences outside of PNG. We need to hear the next generation of artists coming through who are proud and strong. There will be recordings with Wantok and new Sing-Sing collaborations and tours. Airi Ingram and I are interested in hearing from both men and women who want to put their hands up in the air – artists who are proud of their ples and their culture and their songs. Please email me at email@example.com. The time is right for Melanesian music to kamap strong! I imagine this website is the meeting place for like minds for developing PNG music to painim ples bilong em.
Tenkyu tru. Boina tuna.
Please pass the word around to anybody you may think will be interested. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime – don’t miss it!
To see David Bridie’s orginal comment, click here.
To find out more about the Wantok Musik Foundation, click here.