BRISBANE - On Sunday 17 September, people from Brisbane's Melanesian communities together with many Australians will celebrate PNG’s anniversary of independence in a music festival at Redlands Performing Arts Centre, about 30 minutes from the centre of Brisbane.
Topping the bill is the brilliant PNG singer and poet George Telek who will perform with Ben Hakalitz (PNG), Charles Maimarosia (Solomons) and Tio (Vanuatu).
On the weekend of the 42nd anniversary of PNG independence, this showcase brings together the most outstanding contemporary and traditional Melanesian music.
George Telek, who has performed in the UK, the US and Germany as well as in our part of the world, headlines the concert, bringing his signature blend of modern and traditional Melanesian rhythms.
Charles Maimarosia offers his astounding work on the pan pipes and Tio's wonderful vocal, ukulele, guitar and violin skills will delight you.
These headline performers will be joined by a number of other musicians from PNG and West Papua, for a wonderful night of music and cultural celebration including the local indigenous Quandamooka people.
The festival, which kicks off at 6.30pm on Sunday 17 September at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre, will also feature Melanesian food and an art and craft exhibition.
For further details and booking information you can link here