Edited by Azizi Powell
This post showcases five videos from Bougainville, an autonomous region in Papua New Guinea (PNG). These videos include Bougainville traditional dancing & singing, and music performed by contemporary bamboo bands.
Selected comments from some of these video's discussion threads are also included in this post.
The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.
All copyrights remain with their owners.
Thanks to all those who are featured in these videos. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of this video on YouTube.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/09/n4-60-valt-black-paradise-bougainville.html for a related pancocojams post that includes information about Bougainville.
These videos are presented in chronological order based on their publishing date on YouTube, with the oldest dated video given first.
Example #1: Images of Bougainville
pandakorinx, Uploaded on Jan 23, 2011
Produced with CyberLink PowerDirector
[Sub-titles in the video]
Land of the brave
Land of the free
Calm seas on isolated islands
cloud covered mountain tops…
lakes…. And volcanos
crystal clear waters under the skies
hamlets nestled in thick rainforest
where orchids grow wild
An industrious populace….
arts and craft….
A smile….and great friendships
fresh organic food
Abundant natural beauty
From the mountains to the sea
Culture, dance, and costumes
Confident, free, and determined people
Beautiful, pristine, …and
Amazing and rich History
Our own dear home,
Sunday project series
Producer Jeffrey Noro
Sound track- Enigma
Example #2: "Peace on Bougainville" by Hamarah Bamboo Band
Auguri09 Uploaded on Sep 28, 2011
"Peace on Bougainville" by Hamarah Bamboo Band, Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Video by Fr. John Koran, Buka, Papua New Guinea
Selected comments from this video's discussion thread:
"Thanks,Auguri09, for posting this lovely video from Bougainville. Can someone tell us in what language is the song?? Dave."
"the language is Tok Pisin (Talk Pidgin) a creole spoken throughout Papua New Guinea. It is an official language of Papua New Guinea and the most widely used language in that country."
Example #3: Bougainville - Mamana Poata
bsemoso Published on Sep 18, 2012
Bougainville Students at Marianville Girls Secondary High School performing during Marianville Day 2012 (18 Aug 2012)
"Real beautiful "Mamana Poata" traditional dance of Bougainville Students Dance group! Greetings from north!"
Michael Yuwi, 2014
"PNG buka dance still the best....mamboo band Karem namba ya..."
Example #4: Bougainville Bamboo Band (Canberra Multicultural Festival 2013)
bougaus Published on Feb 13, 2013
Bougainville contemporary bamboo band performing in the 2013 National Multicultural Festival in Canberra.
Here's a comment from this discussion thread:
"Wow I remember seeing the Kisi Bamboo band in Moresby in the early '80s. The art form has moved on. So good!"
Example #5: Bougainville Island
Bouga Scope Published on Aug 7, 2014
Various footage shot around the island.
Music: Lunar Eclipse by Rain's People
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