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

Debut EP by Montparnasse Musique out now on Real World X

Featuring collaborations with Kasai Allstars, Konono Nº1, Basokin and Mbongwana Star.

‘Mangled Pianos’ by Bob Holroyd, new on Real World X

New music from acclaimed artist and composer Bob Holroyd on Real World X.

A Code of Signals: Exploring the symbolism of Loney dear’s album art

Each flag on the cover art of Loney dear's new album and singles means something different.

A Lantern and a Bell: Track by Track

Emil Svanängen a.k.a. Loney dear and producer Emanuel Lundgren discuss the new album.