Almanac Music – Wantok Sing Sing: 16 artists from Melanesia and Australia together in one show (Melbourne/Adelaide)




G’day Almanackers,


This coming Thursday the 7th of March will see a whole suite of supremely talented artists from the local region performing at the Memo Music Hall in St Kilda, while just two days later on Saturday the 9th they will appear at the widely renowned WOMADelaide Festival.


Wantok Musik’s Sing Sing brings together some the finest musicians from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, West Papua and First Nations Australia in a vibrant celebration of culture and collaboration.


SingSing is a tok pidgin word from Papua New Guinea meaning a large musical gathering, a celebration in song and dance, a music party. The show features Pitjantjatjara elder Uncle Frank Yamma, with his exceptional voice and moving songs, and Papua New Guinea music legend Sir George Telek, one of the most significant performers of the Pacific region. The 16 musicians each share songs and stories from their culture and language, accompanying each other and collaborating to find new levels of connection.


Tio brings his honey-toned voice from Vanuatu, while Kamilaroi/Tongan artist Radical Son’s gravitas on stage is breathtaking. Zipporah Anu, daughter of Christine Anu, brings her passion for sharing her Torres Strait Islander heritage and her precocious talent as a singer and dancer. The Black Sistaz– Rosa and Petra Rumwaropen – share their powerhouse vocals and traditional West Papuan sounds, alongside the stirring panpipes and storytelling of award-winning Solomon Islands artist Charles Maimarosia. With artistic direction by decorated Australian artist David Bridie (My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Not Drowning Waving) and an all-star band, this is truly an amazing array of talent.






The Melbourne show is selling quickly, get your tickets at the link below

Memo Music Hall, St Kilda, March 7




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  1. Daryl Schramm says

    Yes. Saw them at WOMADelaide. Enjoyed it. Unfortunately George Telek was unable to be there. Miss Anu. What a voice.

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