Black Brothers band to spice Pom’s Independence celebrations

Papua New Guinea's 41st Independence celebration in Port Moresby will be spiced up with a music performance by the Black Brothers band of West Papua Province of Indonesia.

The band's name will sound all too familiar to the ears of middle aged Papua New Guineans. 

The West Papua band had a following in the 70s in Papua New Guinea.

National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop, in making the announcement of the band's visit, said the Black Brothers will be supported by their children, Black Sisters and CHM band.

Black Brothers made a tour to the country in the late 1970s.

The performance will be held at Sir John Guise Stadium on September 16.

Tickets will be going for K30 grandstand and K5 outer stand.

Meanwhile, commemoration of the country’s independence will be celebrated for three days in the nation’s capital, starting from 15th September. 

Governor Parkop says there will be street festivals, traditional dancing and contemporary dances also in different parts of the city.

Charles Yapumi