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Crime does not pay: Sprigga Mek
Crime does not pay: Sprigga Mek

Crime doesn’t really pay, says hip hop artist Sprigga Mek. His latest song Hatwok Mahn released two months ago stresses on this. The song’s hook goes: Hatwok mahn no sa pleiplei Maski luswik i makim kamap pei dei Hatwok...

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Kundu Pairap tour combines old and new artists
Kundu Pairap tour combines old and new artists

Kundu Pairap tour set to kick off later this month will be bringing together a group of new and old artists on this first of its kind national tour. Names mentioned are Hip hop’s Sprigga Mek, Mal Maninga Kuri,...

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Pacific music needs more support, say awards organizers
Pacific music needs more support, say awards organizers

Organisers for this year’s Vodafone Pacific Music Awards say much more public support is needed for Pacific music. Events Manager Petrina Togi-Sa’ena is pleased to see a strong line-up of Pacific artists set to be honoured at the event...

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​Proud mother of the Sheppard band
​Proud mother of the Sheppard band

​Who could have been prouder last Saturday? It was of course Greg and Linda Sheppard as their children – the Sheppard band, took on the stage of The Cosmopolitan. This was the world premiere of their second album and...

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​Artists back PNG Kapuls
​Artists back PNG Kapuls

Soccer is a global sport. Music is a universal language. What happens when you put the two together? For musicians, there’s always a purpose to their music, says Wayne Blasta Atasoa, a well-known bassist in PNG. And one of...

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Coming soon: DJ talent search
Coming soon: DJ talent search

Another talent search will be underway at The Cosmopolitan, this time in search of a disk jockey (DJ). In conjunction with the Paradise Beverages, the super club will present the Red Bull Master of the Mix DJ Talent Search...

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Band drops yet-to-be-released songs
Band drops yet-to-be-released songs

You can proudly say that it was on the stage of the Cosmopolitan that the Sheppard band performed all the songs on their second album. And lead singer George Sheppard says this is in fact the first time they...

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Siblings honoured to judge VF
Siblings honoured to judge VF

​The Sheppard band has had many “firsts” of their music career in Papua New Guinea. Adding onto the list this time is the first time to be sitting on a judging panel for a singing competition. Siblings George and...

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Who is Mal Maninga Kuri?
Who is Mal Maninga Kuri?

Mal Maninga Kuri is the musician breaking away from the traditional music norm of Enga Province. His journey began a long way from Port Moresby, in his home province in the highlands region. A young Engan, with a passion...

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Sheppard to rock POM tonight
Sheppard to rock POM tonight

Among the achievements of winning an ARIA in 2015 and touring with Justin Bieber recently, the Sheppard say coming back to perform in PNG is an achievement in itself. The last time in the country was in 2014. The...

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