Strange Birds in Paradise: A West Papuan Soundtrack
Release Date: 10/06/2011
Catalogue No.: W0003
Record Label: Wantok Musik
Format: CD

This is the soundtrack to the film by Charlie Hill-Smith, with music by David Bridie & Arnold Ap, sung by Hein Arumisore, Donny Roem, Kelly Kwalik and Jacob Rumbiak. It is a journey more than 250 West Papuan cultures, the interviews paint a picture not only of a country with a rich musical tradition and breathtaking nature, but also of a country weighed down by Indonesian military oppression. While the Indonesian army continues to dominate the indigenous inhabitants of West Papua, three friends gather in Melbourne to record outlawed folk songs with renowned Australian rock musicologist David Bridie.



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DAVID BRIDIE AND ARNOLD APSTRANGE BIRDS IN PARADISE: A WEST PAPUAN SOUNDTRACK
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