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

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