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Airileke Ingram - Sorongi Samarai

Airileke Ingram - Sorongi Samarai
Airileke (irie-leck–eee) is a respected and pioneering producer/musician who draws on his PNG and Oz roots, creating a new sound with futuristic ideas and beats that hark back to ancient Melanesian culture.

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...

A protest song calling for “Merdeka” - Freedom for West Papua. Fierce log drumming from Manus Islands, hauntingly beautiful Kwakumba flutes from the PNG highlands, Tifa drums of West Papua, and chants from surrounding islands; features musicians from PNG who gathered to perform in solidarity with West Papua.

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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
Main Genre World
Genre 2 Reggae
Genre 3 Dance
Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners No
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