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Challenges of female musicians in PNG
Challenges of female musicians in PNG

How far do we allow our diverse traditional, cultural beliefs and norms to go? A sensitive and very controversial topic when raised, yet these beliefs are only questioned when it stands in the way of development. And in this...

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Long way to go for PNG female artists
Long way to go for PNG female artists

It is still a big struggle for female artists in PNG’s ever struggling music industry. Even 13 years after introducing the PNG Musik Awards to empower all artists, founding member and radio personality, Kasty still sees this as an...

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PNG Musik Awards locked in for weekend
PNG Musik Awards locked in for weekend

​Artists in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific region have been struggling for years to be recognised for their efforts. However, the YumiFM PNG Musik Awards is the only event of its scale, to do so. It was introduced...

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Metal Music: What it means to a metal head
Metal Music: What it means to a metal head

“Heavy metal is what we call conscious music,” says Carmel Pilotti, a pioneer in PNG’s underground metal movement.

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Music video highlights generational conflict between modesty and modernity
Music video highlights generational conflict between modesty and modernity

A Papua New Guinean rapper’s music video has highlighted the conflict between an older generation’s traditional standards of modesty and a desire for modernity from the nation’s young people. PNG has strict laws against pornography and strong censorship of...

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2017 is year of Heavy Metal
2017 is year of Heavy Metal

It began with Fall Apart – the first Heavy Metal song to hit PNG radio by Hyer featuring Sprigga Mek. Next is the POM Metal Fest coming in May 6, a night dedicated to heavy metal music. Yes! Heavy...

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Metal Fest to rock Port Moresby
Metal Fest to rock Port Moresby

The sixth of May is one to go down in the history of music in PNG. Especially for Port Moresby, it will be a night dedicated to pure heavy metal music, a first of such. And we’re talking seven...

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What local artists think about music industry in PNG
What local artists think about music industry in PNG

How much life is there in Papua New Guinea’s music industry? This question has recently resurfaced with Tati Mangi PNG’s controversial music video attracting attention to the industry. The obvious truth stands that this industry is one underachieved and...

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Chief Censor: Maintain decency in music content
Chief Censor: Maintain decency in music content

Music and video producers are being reminded by the Censorship Board of PNG to maintain decency in their content. The body, under the Vision 2050, is responsible for regulating lyrics and production of music videos in the country. Although...

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Foundation pushes for recognition of local music industry
Foundation pushes for recognition of local music industry

​Gaining wider international recognition is a struggle for local musicians given the under-developed industry. One main reason being less to no support from the government. So it is goes back to musicians working together towards the international platform. Samson...

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