PNG contemporary music, is a great entry point into the Internaional market, for those young talented musicians that discover this they will go far, if they don't then they will forever walk in the shadow of their western counterparts. I am now making a name for myself internationally in my field of visual art and it is because I have refused to follow, I created my own direction, feeding from the richness of our traditional society, it has opened the doors. Sanguma set the benchmark for this kind of music, and Telek and David Bride know this and they continue to excel, touring the world, Telek is a sensation! We have many culturally unique rhythms, songs, chants, instruments, why are we not using them anymore? Why are we boxing ourselves in to the keyboard and the electronic? Why are we trying to play catch up with the west, when all the answers are here, we only need to dig deeper into who we are and what we have and sing with the flow, create what is unique to us, then the worlds heads will turn and we will be the envy of the world. We are truly blessed, and I am hoping to see more young PNG musicians take up this kind of music. I am even keen to offer my marketing skills to help any musician or groups wanting to take it up.
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