Contemporary Melanesian Song No. 10

‘Morobe Feeling’ by Jokema, Papua New Guinea [Source: YouTube]

This song is interesting for the way its lyrics feature what I call “mapping” [lyrics to be posted soon] and music video features “flagging” – face painting using the colours of the Morobe Provincial flag  (green, yellow and blue). Also note how it briefly blends in (ca. the 2:30 point) a kind of traditional singsing segment, which is when the flagging is seen. At the end of the singsing segment the Jokema singers are “miming” to the beat the playing of kundu hand held drums.

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