Sorong Samarai are an incredible group featuring musicians from West Papua and PNG, united by percussionist, producer and composer Airileke Ingram.
I have edited, visually massaged, and live mixed footage for these especially memorable Sorong Samarai shows:
Sydney Opera house 2017, Womadelaide April 2022, Blaktivism, QPAC, May 2022
Video highlights below from late 2017 at Sydney Opera House, with wonder-percussionist Airileke Ingram + The Rize of The Morning Star band (PNG), and featuring PNG illustrations by @calebahamm and Philemon Yalamu.
The show features extensive footage shot for this music video below:
“Filmed on location from the tip of West Papua (Sorong) to the tip of Papua New Guinea (Samarai), from the highlands to the islands, the bush to the city streets. Sorong Samarai….One People, One Soul, One Destiny. A celebration of Papuan Identity, fighting for a free West Papua.”
Below, concert visuals for Sorong Samarai in 2021 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.