Airileke

Airileke is an artist and producer with a reputation for leading innovative music projects such as DRUM DRUM, Guerilla Step and the Wantok Musik Foundation. The release of his debut album ‘Weapon of Choice’ in November 2012 is the culmination of his life-long immersion in the sounds of Melanesia, creating a new hybrid music community between Australia and the Pacific. His unique sound melts futuristic ideas and traditional beats that hark back to ancient Melanesian culture. Sample based hip-hop production, fierce log drumming, Papuan chants, atmospheric sound-scapes and samples of West Papua’s Free Papua Movement (OPM) delve into one of the region’s darkest stories—the oppression and illegal occupation of West Papua. This is the new sound of urban Melanesia.

location

POM City (Port Moresby - Mosbi)

country

Papua New Guinea

date

01/01/2012

gender

Male

style


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instruments

Vocal
Guitar
Bass
Drums
Keyboard
Synthesiser
Clapsticks
Vibes
Thumb piano
Bagpipes
Woodwind (flute)
Brass (trumpet, trombone etc)
Reed (oboe, sax, clarinet, etc)
Percussion

music

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