Mereani Masani

Australian singer collaborates with Masani

This is to promote the International Year of Indigenous Languages and advocate to end violence against women and girls.

Wurramara and Masani will participate in cultural identity workshops, mentoring high school students and youth in Port Moresby and Goroka. The workshops are an opportunity to highlight to young people the importance of preserving and promoting languages that form an important component of their cultural identity.

Coke Studio opens avenues for artists

For artists who think of reaching audiences beyond the Pacific Ocean, it’s about seizing the perfect opportunity. 
And few of such opportunities arise through platforms like the Coke Studio.  
Coke Studio is an international music franchise which features live studio-recorded music performances by established and emerging artists.
Trend Media, in partnership with Coca-Cola, introduced this into PNG last year. 
In its second year now, the platform and artists are growing together. 

‘No More’

No More was released yesterday on Human Rights Day.

To mark its release, Masani made an appearance at the mini human rights concert in Port Moresby.

She was not performing alone. With her on stage was her newly-formed girl band, providing backup vocals and playing instruments.

She said this song is in memory of the countless victims of violence, particularly the female population in the country.

No More is a call to the male population to stand up and end violence against women.

Ol papa blo me weh? Ol brata yupla stap weh?

PNG All-Stars inspire kids at Chiara Learning Centre

The PNG All-Stars consist of local artists who raise funds for the PNG Children’s Foundation (PNGCF).

The artists will perform at a charity concert scheduled on Saturday, August 5 at the Lamana Gold Club where all proceeds from presold tickets and gate sales will go to the PNGCF.

Organiser Jacquie Simons confirmed that all proceeds will help build a new classroom for the school.

The artists that visited the learning centre were O-FouR, Sprigga Mek, Moses Tau, Mereani Masani and two members of the Planet Native's Band.

​Artists back PNG Kapuls

What happens when you put the two together?

For musicians, there’s always a purpose to their music, says Wayne Blasta Atasoa, a well-known bassist in PNG.

And one of such is a group of local musicians coming together to help raise funds for PNG’s national football team – the PNG Kapuls.

You’ve heard these names before: Mereani Masani, dAdiigii, Tarvin Tounie and O’Four.

dAdiigii: Two more songs for the international market

He says Till the Kingdom come and End Times have already been recorded under the Chin Hoi Min label and should be released in the coming months.

Considering the international market Till the Kingdom come takes on the pop mix culture fusion genre and End Times will bring back the root reggae.

Both songs are expected to be hits as soon as released and carry strong messages embedded in each.

Masani talks about her two recent songs – Danis and Mercy

And while the term Kumul may be associated with the Morobe Province, Masani’s recently released song generally calls on all Papua New Guineans.

With Kumul being the Tok Pisin term for the Bird of Paradise, Masani says as long as you are a Papua New Guinean, you’re a Kumul.

“So Danis is a celebratory song and very patriotic as the title speaks for itself. I wanted to write a happy song for Papua New Guineans,” she said.

The song released about a week ago features two other male artists – Tarvin Tounie and O'Four.

A new direction in PNG’s music industry

For the Dumen Xtras, band member Kevin Aihphum says it’s now about collaboration.

Dumen Xtras is a collaboration of three of PNG’s well known vocalists; Gyat Lele, commonly associated with the name K-Dumen, and Kevin Aihphum, also from the K-Dumen band, with solo artist Mereani Masani.

Formed only recently, their songs like Seuna and Salamaua, sung with various other artists, have very quickly become audience favourites.

In a brief chat with Loop PNG, Kevin said collaboration is the direction all artists are taking now.

Artists sign up for cancer campaign

PNG's leading guitarist Adrian 'Sledge' Gedisa, drummer John Hakalits, male singer Twin Tribe’s Radley Lavaiamat and female singer Mereani Masani are ambassadors of the campaign.

Gedisa is coloring his dreads pink for the cancer campaign.

He has chosen pink because of his mother in-law who lost her battle to breast cancer in 1997.

Radley supports this campaign with the aim to reduce the statistics of people suffering from cancer.

The foundation is overjoyed to have PNG elite musicians frontline the campaign as ambassadors for its fundraising drive.