Sample based hip-hop, fierce log drumming, PNG chants, atmospheric soundscapes and samples of West Papua's Free Papua Movement delve into one of the region’s darkest stories. Debut album Weapon of Choice was nominated for an ARIA Award & listed in the top 10 World Music Albums of 2012 by UK’s Songlines magazine. His sought after productions include film, television and album credits. Growing up learning traditional drumming from his village Gabagaba, Airi then went on to learn log drumming from all over PNG & the Pacific & studied classical percussion. As a percussionist he’s toured the world with various indigenous and Melanesian groups. As a producer/Musical Director he’s collaborated with various styles of performers such as George Telek, DJ Dexter, Grrilla Step, Drum Drum, Yothu Yindi, Ngaiire & Blue King Brown.
In 2012 Airileke and Ronny Kareni founded the politically motivated record label Rize of the Morning Star. On Dec 1 the label releases Sorong Samarai to sync in with Dec 1st – Independence Day for West Papua.
About this track...
|Number Of People In Act||Ensemble|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||QLD|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||Cairns|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Sorongi Samarai|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Airileke Ingram|
|Media Servicing Date||2016-11-23|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://onepagelink.com/airileke/|
|Artist Social Network Page||https://www.facebook.com/AirilekeIngram/|
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|Online Store Page 3||https://www.facebook.com/R4WP16/?fref=ts|
|Content Provider||AUM PR & MGMT|