Jaro Local - 'Maineh' feat. Ritchy
An iconic Solomon Island all male group, that rocked the pacific in 2007 to date. Known for their biggest hit “Ramukanji” , Onetox is a house hold name from happy isles of Solomon Islands, throughout the Pacific. They have released over 8 albums with the 9th currently set to release in Late 2018. Be prepared to be transported to the tropics.
Hano Paka (Roro)
From the Bereina District, Central Province of Papua New Guinea comes Louis Ono from Mou Village. This being his first Solo Album, consist of songs sung from various local languages, one song in particular, interestingly is sung in the Tuvalu langage from the pacific island nation of Tuvalu. The song “Tiniova’ is a tribute song dedicated to the late Penina Tani from Tuvalu who co-wrote this song with Gabriel Na’u.
Rutz – Athsi-Nama
The Story Behind the single Athsi Nama
Athsi Nama in the native Babaka Language means ‘It’s Not Ok”, a sad song written by Michael, who is Rutz (Ruth Mela’s) older brother.
Athsi Nama is sung in 3 languages, English and two local languages from Ruth’s home Province. The first verse and Chorus is sung in Motu, the 2nd verse in English and the 2nd Chorus in Babaka language.
The Song is inspired by a true story, and experience by the song writer about a past relationship in his younger years where he was dating a girl from Babaka Village, a village along the Central Province Coastline, in Papua New Guinea. They dated for a month or so while he was living in the village, but when he left for the city, word followed from his relatives in the village that she had moved on. When his family asked him how he felt about this news he told them ‘Athsi Nama , It’s Not OK’.
With the recent passing of the writers wife in July 2017, leaving him behind with 3 children to raise alone, the youngest being only an infant, Michael was devastated. Thus, feels this song evokes feelings of painful loss, thus the song truly expresses how he feels for his wife, to have suddenly gone too soon. He dedicates this song to his late wife and would like to share this song with those that have lost a loved one who suddenly took with them the hopes and dreams that once was shared. Athsi Nama its not OK.