Pacific combination a winner
Papua New Guinea's George Telek and Melbourne's David Bridie will celebrate 21 years of musical partnership with an east coast tour that will see them performing at the Mullum Civic Centre this Sunday, October 18.
These two unlikely collaborators, a grassroots PNG villager and a suburban Melbourne boy, met when Bridie's band, Not Drowning, Waving, was recording its Tabaran album in Rabaul, PNG.
Telek was already PNG's top recording artist. Since then, their collaborations have created albums (including Telek, The Times and Serious Tam). They have also toured throughout Melanesia, Australia and in the USA, New Zealand, the UK and Germany.
Telek's new album Pairap Ken captures the spirit and rich cultural heritage of the Tolai people of Papua New Guinea.
Songwriter and composer David Bridie is one of Australia's most innovative and elegant artists. Whether performing solo or with his bands Not Drowning, Waving and My Friend the Chocolate Cake, Bridie has made his mark as an international composer and producer.
Tickets are $25/20 at the door only. Doors open 7.15pm for an 8pm start.