July 12 - 14, 2019
See You Next Year

Warato’o

Information

Country:

Solomon Islands

Website:

http://www.narasirato.com/

From a Paradise in the Pacific, this bamboo orchestra makes hammering polyrhythms from log drums, stomping tubes and giant pan pipes – creating a sound that has been described as “punchy”, “funky” and Songlines magazine called them “the hottest band in the Pacific”. All their instruments are hand-made and their body paint, costumes and dances reflect the Are’are culture they come from. Their tradition stretches back almost 75 generations, and today they mix it with bluesy reggae and rock.