Narasirato Pan Pipers
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Narasirato Pan Pipers

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Jul
10
Narasirato Pan Pipers @ Sarawak Rainforest Festival

Borneo, Not Applicable, Malaysia

Borneo, Not Applicable, Malaysia

Jul
09
Narasirato Pan Pipers @ Sarawak Rainforest Festival

Borneo, Not Applicable, Malaysia

Borneo, Not Applicable, Malaysia

Jul
08
Narasirato Pan Pipers @ Sarawak Rainforest Festival

Borneo, Not Applicable, Malaysia

Borneo, Not Applicable, Malaysia

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Press


“Narasirato burst on to the stage on Friday night and a thousand jaws hit the floor simultaneously. It ranks as my best moment in the fifteen years history of the Festival”. Steve Barnes, Artistic Director Fairbridge Festival, Western Australia.

“They hear the cry of their ancestors, sharks, spirits, and respond with the haunting power and infectious rhythms”. Robin Usher, Melbourne Age Newspaper, Melbourne Australia

“Narasirato’s unique bamboo instruments and high energy musician dancers astounded all with their unique Are’are’ traditional and contemporary culture”. Goh Chow, Penang Star, Penang Malaysia

“…Narasirato means crying for sunshine, yet it was the audience crying for more…..stamping on our evening with a potent meaning and thrist for more from this extraordinary group….”. Jane Pentland, World Swimming Championships, Melbourne, Australia.

“…without doubt the best act we have had at Joondalup”. Alex Marshall, Artistic Director Joondalup Festival in Western Australia.

“Outstanding and astounding, energetic and poignant. That performance was as good as it gets. Thankyou to the Narasirato Pan Pipers” Suzie Mylechrane Promotions, Byron Bay, Australia

“Just when we thought we had seen it all, along came the Narasirato Pan Pipers, from the Solomon Islands. Playing and dancing at the same time….their unusual collection of instruments and traditional costume left people in awe”. David Nile, Director Brave New Works Festival, Denmark Australia

“Their collaboration with the local Australian indigenous tribe was as moving and potent as I have witnessed. Astounding. Moving. We want more”. Arts Editor, Brisbane Times Newspaper, Brisbane, Australia.

“An astonishing mix, Narasirato present their custom music and dance, including their evolution and passion for the contemporary Solomon Islands sound. They can only be described as the Jewels of the Pacific….” Paul Armstrong, West Australian Newspaper, Australia

- Various International


Discography

Cry Of The Ancestors (Naratana Hiona) Seventeen song CD, including both their original contemporary and Are'are traditional music. (Distributed with Arc Music)

Their song My Culture Is My Life (Totoraha Inau Ne Maurihaku) was at number one on the ABC Asia Pacific radio for seven weeks, on release of this album. Other songs have been licensed for use in film and television.

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Bio

The members of Narasirato are farmers and fisherman, living traditional lives amidst a virgin rainforest.

They live at the remote southern end of Malaita Island, in the Solomon Islands. Their village is only accessible by canoe or a two day walk overland. They have no electricity.

Yet, since forming in 1990, they have performed in Canada, New Zealand, England, Taipai, Vanuatu, Malaysia, Bahrain and Australia.

In 2006 they recorded their first CD, Cry of the Ancestors. Their song My Culture Is My Life was at number one on the ABC Asia Pacific 'top ten' for seven weeks after it was released.

They hear the cry of their ancestors; sharks, spirits, nature, and respond with the haunting power and infectious music of their Are'are culture, both ancient and new.

Intricate dances whilst playing their unusual bamboo instruments; hitting tubes, thong-o-phones, huge blown bass, pan pipes and percussion, all driven to new heights with soaring vocals and rich island harmonies. The energy of the Narasirato Pan Pipers performances is uplifting and inspiring; their ability to communicate their ancient culture is full of integrity.