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Sorong Samarai

Urgent, fiery and innovative, this is the new sound of urban Melanesia.

On the Forecourt

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Sorong Samarai.

Sorong Samarai by ARIA nominated musician Airileke Ingram is the powerful live performance collaboration for Airileke and the Rize of the Morning Star. Featuring a talented mix of musicians, Sorong Samarai combines Airileke's hip-hop production with fierce log drumming from the Manus Islands and vocals by PNG artists Twin Tribe to create a potent mix of traditional and modern sounds.

Born in Australia with roots in PNG Airileke grew up between the shores of both PNG and the Top End. Currently based in Far North QLD he continues to travel back and forth. Airi's unique sound melds progressive ideas with beats of ancient Melanesian culture. 

Don't miss this passionate and powerful performance at Homeground 2017

Presented by the Sydney Opera House.


For thousands of years, the land that Sydney Opera House is built on was a gathering place for the Gadigal people who danced and sang here.

Homeground continues the rich history of this site, formerly known as Tubowgule, by bringing the very best First Nations artists from around the world to the Opera House Forecourt for two free days of music, dance, workshops and markets.

Celebrate the power of contemporary artists and ancient customs under the sun and stars at Homeground 2017.

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