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Musicians’ tour to West Papua effective

15 March 2016
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LOCAL musicians representing their various boy bands have successfully completed a tour to the contentious West Papua region, in Indonesia on a twelve days outing.

The visit was part of an arrangement made with promoters in West Papua to have the boys perform their hit songs to their Melanesian family.

Those in the team included, Dehvande and Taina Gee of Onetox, Evin Rush of DMP, and Sean Rii from the popular Dezine.

Speaking to the Solomon Star in a recent interview, Evin said the tour was a success.

“We performed at Waeropen and then Jayapura.

“The 12 days tour was a success and it is good to come over here and share the music we love with the people here,” Evin said.

It was understood that, the Solomon Islands music is making big impact to the Melanesian people of West Papua.

The recent tour by the artists has put smiles on the faces of the people there and some positive feedbacks were also received.  This has made them want to have more artists from the Solomon Islands touring their region.

Meanwhile, the boys flew off to Bali yesterday and then to Brisbane, before returning to Honiara late this week.

By RONALD TOITO’ONA

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