Sitting at the very heart of the Wantok Musik Foundation is community projects. These are developed in partnership with local custodians and keepers of culture, to continue to document and record the richness of Melanesian and Indigenous ways of life through song, ritual and performance, and through this achieve sustainable, positive outcomes for the community.
From participation in community events to technical skill-building, Wantok continues to invigorate, showcase and promote this widely diverse region to the world.
Yeperenye Federation Festival, 2000
The Harmoni Musik Project
a collaboration between Wantok Musik and World Vision - involved a youth workshop held in Ramu Valley to address AIDS awareness and gender-based violence.
The Morning Star - Concert for West Papua, 2003
"The Morning Star Concert for West Papua – a special benefit concert featuring performances by Australian artists and Papuan and West Papuan musicians will be held for one night only at The Melbourne Concert Hall on February 28, 2003 at 8pm.
The concert will include performances by Alex Lloyd, Lisa Gerrard (DEADCANDANCE), Paulmac and Pnau, comedians John Clarke and Bryan Dawe, Sandman, Dave O’Neil and Andrew Denton. They will be joined by The Bangarra Dance Theatre and a special one-off reformation of Not Drowning, Waving. International performers include Papua New Guinean artist, Telek, traditional West Papuan musicians, Black Paradise and West Papuan musicians in exile, Black Brothers"
If you would like to support our current and future community projects, please make a donation here. Thank you for your support.
Wantok Musik Foundation is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC).
Donations are tax deductable. Please contact us if you require an official receipt.