We Don’t Dance For No Reason

Tatana Village ChoirOn the topic of PNG music, check out the stunning composition below organised by Aaron Choulai, VADA and the 16-voice Tatana Village Choir. The choir is performing Peroveta Anedia (Prophet Songs) – traditional choral music sung in intricate modal harmonies with soaring, interweaving parts. Choulai brought the Choir and Melbourne jazz collective VADA together as an exciting musical collaboration in 2007 for the film We Don’t Dance For No Reason [Ai Na Asi A Mavaru Kavamu], created for the 2007 Queensland Music Festival.

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~ by Tavurvur on October 17, 2009.

2 Responses to “We Don’t Dance For No Reason”

  1. Wow, that’s very cool! Do you know what language they are singing … is it Motu?

  2. Hi Walt,

    Yes, it is Motu. Tatana Village is located about 4km from Port Morsesby – the people are predominantly Motuan but a few Koitabu because of intermarriage.

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