Serious Tam

Telek

Released 16 July 2000

  1. Midal
  2. Bunaik
  3. To Pol
  4. Serious Tam
  5. Boystown
  6. Iamagit
  7. Barturana (Duke Of Yorks)
  8. Tolili
  9. Balamaris
  10. Go Ralom
  11. Tolili Kundu
  12. Waitpela Gras
  13. Lili
  14. Tutana Kuraip
  15. Talaigu
  16. Ririwon

Liner notes

George Mamua Telek’s songs and his hauntingly beautiful voice, traverse many musical styles capturing the spirit of the Tolai people of Papua New Guinea.

Blending contemporary grooves with Melanesian rhythms, the music is enriched with island harmonies and textured environmental sounds.

Whether it is through his work with the village-based Moab Stringband or his collaboration with Australia’s David Bridie (ex Not Drowning Waving), Telek is one of the most important performers in the Pacific region.

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Further Listening

  • Darandi

    Aurelio

    Released 20 January 2017

    Darandi is a collection of Aurelio's favourite songs from his career recorded to capture the sound of his incendiary live performances. Accompanied by some of the Garifuna world's brightest musical talents, pairing upbeat, dynamic rhythms with melancholy, heartfelt melodies, this music is both deep and danceable.
  • Nostalgie

    Tama

    Released 22 August 1999

    Songs of the migrant, of lands visited and departed. Rich vocals and infectious grooves - an outstanding modern Afro-European set featuring Tom Diakite, Sam Mills and Djanuno Dabo.

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