Ririwon (live at Real World Studios)

Telek

Taken from Telek‘s album Serious Tam, released in 2000.

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.

Lyrics:

You will blow the bamboo flute
And you’ll turn
And you will dream hai-ho

And that lady with two colourful leaves
As you come face to face with the spiral hai-ho

U u u na varam kaur
Mauna riri-i-i
Ma una ririwon eao

Ma namo iamagit ra ura ngenge
Namidal
Uwarboboi mara tulungeam eao

Further reading

Bab L’ Bluz’s Yousra Mansour guests on BBC Music Life podcast

Yousra discusses her creative processes with Derya Yildirim, Hasan Nakhleh, Merve Erdem.

Daby Touré releases ‘Bilady’, announces expanded edition his album Stereo Spirit

The new version of Stereo Spirit will include three previously unreleased tracks.

Late Night Laments: Track by Track

Tim Bowness talks us through the songs on his new album, Late Night Laments.

Nayda! Track by Track

Bab L' Bluz frontwoman Yousra Mansour talks us through their debut album.