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.
Pacific island - kastom (traditional)