New World Cup official song released

Kumul Susa, by popular PNG artists Mereani Masani and Dadiigii, is the official song of this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Masani and Dadiigii performed the song for the first time at the opening ceremony of the Fan Zone last Saturday, November 12.

The song, which was written by Dadiigii, features over 16 different indigenous instruments and 4 different local dialects.

The song is mainly sung in English and Tok Pisin.

All this has been blended with a more modern pop sound in order to create a song that will resonate with an international audience whilst still showcasing the uniqueness of PNG.

“We needed a song that was modern and progressive, but at the same time reflected PNG’s unique culture,” says Masani.

“We needed a song that was fast and upbeat and would appeal to the youth given this is a Women’s World Cup, and we also needed a song that would embody the official slogan of the tournament, which is ‘To Inspire, To Excel’.

“It’s a special event for our country and we hope that Kumul Susa and this tournament will inspire young people all over PNG, but especially young women, that they can excel in all that they do,” says PNG’s female artist.


Troy Taule