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Almanac Music: Wantok Musik – July newsletter

David Bridie shares all the latest news and music releases from Wantok Musik with their current newsletter.

Wantok Almanac: John Frum, Yasur, Toka and Tanna

After a tour of East New Britain in PNG, Wantok Almanac heads a long way south to the amazing island of Tanna in Vanuatu’s Tafea Province. Perhaps you’ve seen the movie, but there’s plenty to stimulate the senses away from the silver screen.

Wantok Almanac: Jesse Utul, Bilas, Gideon Kakabin and East New Britain

We’re delighted to share with you the first “Wantok Almanac” piece, a series from David Bridie and Jarrod Landells on Melanesian stories of history, culture, music and sport. Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain Province provides the focus today, starting with a flag and its fascinating creation over four decades ago.

Almanac Music – David Bridie: Solomon Islands Ferry Disaster Appeal

Musician David Bridie and Wantok Musik are seeking the support and donations from Almanac readers for the Solomon Islands Ferry Disaster Appeal. Please help if you can.

The Wantok Musik Foundation

Almanacker, staunch Melbourne man, and musician, David Bridie is Artistic Director of the Wantok Musik Foundation, which seeks to promote the music of our region.

Almanac Music: Maubere Timor Music of the Resistance

Maubere Timor is an ensemble of old school Timor-Leste veterans who spread their love of power in speech through a 12 track album that touches on haunting topics of occupation and songs of their past that will solidify their heroic history and the memory of the resistance movement for future generations.

In collaboration with the Prime Minister’s Office for Veterans Affairs Maubere Timor was brought to life in David Bridie’s studio in Melbourne and mixed by Andy Robinson. The sound is passionate and acoustic, with soaring harmonies, laments and songs of inspiration. The idea is not that different from the Buena Vista Socials Club where the veterans have reinvigorated songs of their countries past. But this time it is from the hills behind enemy lines.

Frank Yamma at Brunswick Music Festival

Frank Yamma plays at Brunswick Music Festival East Brunswick Club  8pm Sunday 27 March Also playing: LJ Hill Come and support Wantok artist Frank Yamma as he plays a rare Melbourne concert this Sunday as part of the Brunswick Music Festival. Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia’s central desert and speaks five languages. [Read more]

Help George Telek in his time of need

Legendary PNG musician and a voice of Melanesia, George Telek is suffering from mouth cancer and requires significant treatment. Read on for more about George and how you can help out.

STRANGE BIRDS IN PARADISE: Album Launch

STRANGE BIRDS IN PARADISE A West Papuan Soundtrack.   ALBUM LAUNCH. NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 2011 Buy Tickets Here   “Music can rise above tyranny” “Art is a weapon and culture is life, as long as they can sing they will prevail.” Film-maker Charlie Hill-Smith on the plight of the West Papuans in their [Read more]