I was privileged to be invited to the 2012 SP Musik Festival by SP Brewery on Saturday 9th June at the Port Moresby Country Club. It was a jam of a night with great music on show, and from my observations a step up from last year's event!
With my VIP pass I enjoyed the night sneaking in here and there bumping into old friends and making new ones. Akay47 was there on the night and I managed to have a chat with him catching up on old time as well as what the future holds for PNG music in general.
On the night there were performances from Raiwat band of ENB, the famous Barike band with its new look makeup but sounding perfectly the same. Anslom Nakikus and Raadaz band and PNG's hottest band and my bro Honley and the Jokema band all performing hits on the night making it a memorable one for everyone who attended.
PNG music is heading the right way and we are on the verge of becoming an international hit making country with modern day musicians and even the old ones moving forward in making music. Akay47 and South Tribe (Londea Multimedia) for me where the stepping stone to making international hits moving on from the analogue to digital music making. Then we saw groups coming on board for the ride and so far the ride has been great for PNG music.
Anyway, Akay47 along with other music ambassadors have done great things for PNG music and I applaud everyone moving the music industry in PNG forward. The road may be long but a start is always the key to success.
|(L-R) Jokema band guitarist, MC MainMan and Honz|
|Honz, a fan and MC MainMan|
|Brothers in arms - Honz and MC MainMan|
|Raiwat Band on stage performing|
|Cuz Malu and MC MainMan|
|Wilson, Malu and MC MainMan|
|Jokema on stage (Sorry low quality pic)|
|Wilson, Franco Blots and MC MainMan|