Charles Maimarosia is a talented multi instrumentalist of a unique calibre, with talents in guitar, ukelele, panpipe as well as being a talented vocalist. Raised in the remote Pipisu village of the Solomon Islands, he contemporary musician who incorporates elements of his heritage and culture with modern sounds and styles.
Maimarosia developed a profound interest in ancient Are'Are music at a young age after inheriting his first coconut shell ukulele from his father. He later began performing amongst his community, communicating traditional songs of his ancestors with hand-crafted pan pipes.
In 2000, along with like-minded boys of his village, Maimarosia formed the globally-recognised panpipe orchestra known as Narasirato, acting as their former frontman, choreographer and songwriter. The band were recognised for incorporating traditional Are’are music and spirited dances into their performances to audiences worldwide. In 2010, after years of international touring and a number 1 single “My Culture, My Life”, Maimarosia relocated to Melbourne, Australia to focus on his solo career.
Charles has found a unique bridge between ancestral pan pipe music and contemporary sounds, which he performs solo at festivals and venues around Australia. He holds a strong sense a simplicity and grace in his solo performances as he communicates the ancient stories of his ancestors in language.