Byron Bay Bluesfest

Sorong-Samarai flies the Morning Star

The band in itself is a movement pushing for the freedom of neighbouring West Papua.

Sorong-Samarai movement brings rebel music combining fellow PNG and West Papuan artists, including Airileke, Sprigga Mek, Jaggarizza, Baine, Ukam and the Roem brothers, among a few others.

The band has brought this message onto other international platforms over the years. The most recent being this performance at the renowned Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Sorong Samarai movement at Bluesfest

Called the Byron Bay Bluesfest, the event is Australia’s Premier Contemporary Blues & Roots Music Festival.

It showcases music from around the world annually on the Easter long weekend on 120 hectares at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm, just north of Byron Bay, NSW.

Sorong Samarai movement brings rebel music, combining fellow PNG and West Papuan artists, in the fight to push the message for freedom for neighbouring West Papua.

The band includes names like Airileke, Sprigga Mek, Jaggarizza and Baine, among a few others.