Tio bang

I was born on Ambrym island in Vanuatu where I learnt respect, life skills, and the importance of my cultural tradition and mother tongue (Daakaka). I became interested in learning music after leaving school, so I learnt to play different instruments and formed a reggae roots band called Koncerners. We write songs about issues arising in our communities like respect, health, the environment and corruption. I share many music ideas with youth, including my goal of writing more songs based in my language and culture. I am currently working on this in a new group called Dropvicul, and through my project “Bush mo Roots” (Bush and Roots), where a group of musicians camp in the bush to compose songs using traditional tunes, local instruments, and the different languages from the islands of Vanuatu.

location

Pango

country

Vanuatu

gender

Male

style

Reggae
Roots
Pacific island - kastom (traditional)

instruments

Vocal
Guitar
Percussion

music