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I'r Gwyllt: Papua New Guinea

Amlyn Parry sy'n teithio i Papua New Guinea i recordio cerddoriaeth efo'r brodorion. An emotional journey as Amlyn Parry records music with the indigenous people of Papua New Gu...


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-Ty Drwg Studio, Cardiff

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-# I haven't looked in your eyes #

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-I'm Amlyn Parry. I'm a musician.

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-Ten years ago, I worked as a music

-teacher in Papua New Guinea.

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-# I'll come to see you again

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-# To listen to your song #

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-Now, I'm travelling back.

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-I hope to document the journey

-by recording songs with the people.

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-# The sea isn't deep enough

-to stop me coming back #

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-Music can bring people together.

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-I'll record old and new friends...

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-..in some of the most amazing

-locations on the planet.

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-My name's Ami.

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-I was nineteen, ten years ago.

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-Through the VSO charity...

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-..I became head teacher of a music

-school in a very remote area.

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-This is Papua New Guinea,

-just north of Australia.

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-I lived here in Kundiawa,

-in Chimbu province.

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-Before starting the project,

-we had to build the school.

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-By the end of the year,

-by playing and sharing music...

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-..I was fluent in the language

-and part of the society.

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-I haven't been there for ten years.

-It's time to go back.

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-I want to go there

-to create music...

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-..and listen

-to other people's music...

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-..to take part, travel

-from place to place and record.

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-Back in Wales, technology

-is available for everyone.

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-But it isn't true

-in Papua New Guinea.

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-A chance to record music is rare.

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-I'm really looking forward to making

-a collection of recordings there.

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-Papua New Guinea

-is very mountainous.

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-Most of it is tropical rainforest.

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-The rough terrain

-and difficulties in travelling...

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-..created isolated populations.

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-Almost every valley

-has a culture and identity.

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-Although only

-seven million live here...

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-..there are more than 800 languages.

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-That's 12% of the world's languages.

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-The only way to get to the country

-is via the capital, Port Moresby.

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-It's totally different

-from the rest of Papua New Guinea.

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-There's concrete and some money.

-It has a population of 250,000.

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-You live here. Can you

-tell us what your life is like?

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-There are 90 provinces.

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-People move to the city...

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-..from all over the country.

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-We're a mixture here.

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-But with all the different

-people flooding to the city...

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-..it has a name for being one of

-the world's most dangerous places.

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-After one night, we're back in the

-plane, on our way to Milne Bay...

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-..to learn about the culture

-of the people who live on the coast.

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-We're in the small

-village of Bibiko.

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-The community has taken us in.

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-Thank you very much.

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-Everyone is friendly.

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-It's a great place.

-The sea is only 100 metres away.

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-There's dense jungle all around.

-It's a very interesting place.

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-What's the name?

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-Limako.

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-Limako, a domesticated flying fox.

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-Unfortunately, we haven't

-come across music yet.

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-There aren't instruments

-in this village.

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-But we hope to go round...

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-..and see what nearby villages have.

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-Good afternoon!

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-How are you?

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-Do you play music,

-guitar, or anything?

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-No.

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-I'm doing a small music project.

-I have music recording equipment.

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-If you know someone

-who would like to record a little...

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-..I'm staying here and would be glad

-to hear local Milne Bay music.

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-OK.

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-Thank you.

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-Have a good day.

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-Recording is one of the things

-I most enjoy about making music.

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-It might sound a bit pretentious.

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-But I like listening back

-to my own music sometimes.

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-Not always.

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-But sometimes, it takes you back

-to the time you created that music.

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-It's like a cameraman taking photos.

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-I've brought recording equipment.

-I can listen to the music again.

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-If you know anybody

-who likes to make music...

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-..we can record them if they want.

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-From my experience in Papua New

-Guinea, everybody likes music.

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-Although I put out a message,

-I'm starting to worry.

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-Time is scarce to develop

-a relationship with musicians.

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-I can't stick a mic in someone's

-face and expect them to perform.

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-Luck clearly isn't with me...

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-..at the country's

-most easterly peninsula.

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-The sea is too rough to take

-a boat to an island, as I'd hoped.

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-I'm stuck here for the afternoon.

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-But dozens are in the same boat.

-There's a lot of buying and selling.

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-The fish look good!

-How much is this one?

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-That's 60 pence. Let's buy it.

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-We saw a bat, a flying fox.

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-I didn't know you could eat them.

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-I don't know if I want to.

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-I'll have a go.

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-It's not bad, it's nice.

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-It's nicer than it looks.

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-It could do with a few spices.

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-Tomato sauce.

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-Chewing buai nuts is also

-popular all over the country.

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-I'll chew a bit.

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-It's mixed with lime

-and a mustard stick.

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-When I was here before,

-I chewed all the time.

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-I don't as much, now I'm older.

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-These three together

-are a fairly strong stimulant.

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-It makes you very sociable.

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-Unfortunately, there's no music yet.

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-But I'm confident

-we'll find some soon.

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-Cross fingers...

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-..we'll find some soon.

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-After a good night's sleep

-and wash in the river...

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-..our luck starts to change.

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-We've had a message to look for a

-man called Kamilo by the main road.

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-The music kit is on my back.

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-We're going to see

-if anyone is home.

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-I've just seen

-a bloke with a guitar.

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-That's promising.

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-Let's go. He's there.

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-How are you?

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-How are you?

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-Yes.

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-Good. My name's Ami.

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-Good. My name's Ami.

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-Jerry.

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-Nice to meet you. How are you?

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-Nice to meet you. How are you?

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-Fine.

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-Nice to see you have a guitar.

-We are looking for music people.

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-How are you? Nice to meet you.

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-How are you? Nice to meet you.

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-Nice to meet you too.

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-You said the name of your band is?

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-Bay Sounds.

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-Bay Sounds.

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-The music in Alotau, Milne Bay,

-what sort of music do you have here?

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-In Milne Bay, local style.

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-OK.

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-So it's like fingerpicking.

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-So it's like fingerpicking.

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-Yes.

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-They don't know this

-in the highlands.

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-The Fijians, Samoans, Tongans

-brought music from the Pacific...

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-..when the first missionaries

-came to Papua New Guinea.

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-Did the missionaries

-come with guitars?

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-The first time

-people played guitars.

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-When you play the guitar...

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-..this is how

-you were taught to start with.

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-The Tongans mostly play this type.

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-Do you have a song?

-Can you play something for us?

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-SINGS

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-Nice!

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-Thank you.

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-Thank you.

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-This one a love song?

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-Yes, it's a love song, mainly.

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-Yes, it's a love song, mainly.

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-Yeah!

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-In the local language?

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-In the local language?

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-Yes, in the Suau language.

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-I have in here

-some recording equipment.

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-If you want a solo song, I can do.

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-If not, don't worry.

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-Not today.

-When you go, I'll come back.

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-So when you go, contact me.

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-So when you go, contact me.

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-OK.

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-Shall I show you how I play?

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-Of course.

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-# The morning dew turns damp

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-# A drunk lad

-at the end of his journey

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-# He won't wake up yet #

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-I've got a CD for you.

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-It's my band from home.

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-It's a full band?

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-It's a full band?

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-Yeah.

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-It's just a little gift.

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-Thank you very much.

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-Thank you for having us.

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-Thank you.

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-Great. It went quite well.

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-It taught us a lot

-about the local music.

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-At least we've had some music.

-We haven't recorded yet.

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-But we had a bit of insight.

-I'm happy. Ideal.

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-It's coming together.

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-Subtitles

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-Subtitles

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-I'm leaving the coast of Papua

-New Guinea to see old friends...

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-..in the country's highlands.

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-From the air...

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-..it's hard to believe that so many

-people live in these mountains.

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-Almost every valley

-has its own language and culture.

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-I know from ten years ago...

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-..that tension and fighting

-between families or clans is common.

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-As we approach

-the Kundiawa area where I lived...

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-..I hope nothing bad has happened...

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-..and I'll find musicians who trust

-me and will record with me.

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-Hey!

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-Come, brother!

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-LAUGHTER

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-It's very emotional to be back.

-It's very nice to see everyone.

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-I find it hard to believe.

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-Everyone seems to be happy I'm back.

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-We always have a crowd following us.

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-Are you OK?

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-The welcome here is amazing.

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-They're the type of people

-who take you in. They're open.

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-They want to look after you.

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-Pastor!

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-But the people who looked after me

-most when I was here...

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-..was Pastor Peter's family.

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-Seeing them again

-felt like coming home.

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-I want to thank you for looking

-after me so well last time.

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-You were my son, so I had no choice.

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-Amlyn, you're fat. You've changed!

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-I'm not fat!

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-You're fat! I say you're fat!

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-No, you haven't changed.

-You've stayed the same!

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-I was introduced to a village girl.

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-I had a surprise

-when I heard her name.

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-Have you had my name?

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-Have you heard about me?

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-Yes.

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-Her father was a student

-in the music school.

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-He named a child after me!

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-I didn't know.

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-It's a bit of a shock.

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-It's nice to see that

-some things haven't changed much.

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-Music is still a part of daily life.

-Someone always has a guitar.

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-Ten years ago, when I came

-to help start the music school...

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-..it was very important

-that the school was for everyone.

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-People of any age or clan could make

-music together near the River Wahgi.

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-The school was one man's vision.

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-He is the local clan chief.

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-Not many men in the highlands...

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-..are as educated and speak

-English as well as he does.

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-This is Thomas Tumun.

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-I call him Papa.

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-He's the community leader.

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-He's an important man.

-He gave me an opportunity.

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-You gave me that opportunity

-to be in your music school.

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-It was down to your vision.

-How did that idea come about?

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-Let me first shake your hand,

-for coming back.

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-You turned out to be,

-not just from Wales...

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-..and not just here

-to teach music...

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-..but you became part of my family.

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-I really appreciated and treasured

-this relationship we've had.

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-Thank you for coming back.

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-Thank you for coming back.

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-Thank you.

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-Shall we go and sit down

-and have a chat?

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-We'll go over there.

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-So this is Mamma Josephine's house?

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-Yes. I have two wives.

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-This is Josephine's house.

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-That's where you are staying,

-Mamma Evelyn's house.

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-So your second wife.

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-Yes.

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-OK.

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-So the Wahgi is very close.

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-I've always appreciated

-living beside the river.

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-You can do a lot of things here.

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-Since I lived here, they adopted

-me as well, as Ami Wahgi.

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-Yes.

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-We decided to give you this name

-because you were a newcomer.

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-You are Ami

-and you lived beside the Wahgi.

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-It was fitting that we called

-you that name, Ami Wahgi.

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-It's easier to pronounce than Amlyn.

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-So when I came here first of all,

-it was a big culture shock for me.

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-In my country,

-we have a different way of life.

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-People took me in

-as a brother or as a son.

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-Although I was very young

-at the time, people trusted me.

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-The responsibility of trying

-to create a curriculum...

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-..and running the project

-was very valuable.

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-Some students came together to

-create a band and record an album.

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-Some of their songs went very high

-in this country's charts.

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-So if you're asking

-if you did a good job...

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-..the result speaks for itself.

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-Old fellow!

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-The school was also important

-to create a bridge between clans...

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-..on both sides of the River Wahgi.

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-But a year after I left,

-the money stopped.

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-The school had to close.

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-I'm going to the other

-side of the Wahgi now...

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-..to see the lads from the school.

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-We're going to record some music.

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-This is Afo Bernard, selling bruce.

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-Bruce.

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-Tobacco. That's his job.

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-So he sits all day.

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-I'm a businessman.

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-Luke too.

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-He was another student.

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-When you walk through the area...

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-..instruments appear

-out of the blue.

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-The keyboard runs on solar power.

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-That's the solar panel

-and that's the keyboard.

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-It was no trouble

-persuading these lads to record.

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-But choosing the right place

-is important for atmosphere.

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-We're going

-to make music here today.

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-I don't think

-you'll find a better studio.

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-Look at that great view.

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-They want to show their area.

-They said it's a nice place.

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-It looks fine.

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-I just hope it doesn't rain

-and spoil the electronic stuff.

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-An opportunity to record

-songs is very rare in the area.

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-It's obvious,

-with excitement all around.

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-This was one of the main reasons

-I wanted to do the project.

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-Children, stand behind me.

-When I record, you can't talk.

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-Keyboard, can you put it here?

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-If it's too close to the microphone,

-it will be too loud.

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-We must have a kind of level.

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-Fair play, he's going to hold

-the branch to give me some shade.

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-OK.

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-I'm going to start recording.

-It's turning.

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-When you're ready, you can start.

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-When you're ready, you can start.

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-OK. Ten seconds.

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-SINGS

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-Yeah!

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-Oh, boys, that was good!

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-Thank you.

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-Happy? I think it sounds great.

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-Happy? I think it sounds great.

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-Yes.

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-The lads had the idea.

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-I thought I'd come back with stuff

-and record them in their village.

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-We've just done

-exactly what I wanted.

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-I'm very happy.

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-It's ideal.

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-Can I ask what music means to you?

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-We sing about the trees and land...

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-..about our rivers and mountains.

0:22:320:22:35

-We also sing and call out

-different birds' names.

0:22:360:22:39

-We sing about things like that.

0:22:400:22:43

-One of the reasons I came back

-was to make recordings on location.

0:22:440:22:48

-Now I've done one. I'm very happy!

0:22:490:22:51

-Thank you.

0:22:520:22:53

-I'm happy.

0:22:560:22:57

-We've done a bit of recording.

0:22:580:23:00

-I've seen so many people

-and been to amazing places.

0:23:000:23:04

-But I also wanted to make music.

0:23:040:23:06

-We've started. I'm happy.

0:23:070:23:09

-I don't have to worry

-about crossing the river.

0:23:140:23:17

-But Afo Bernard and Luke

-from the band I just recorded...

0:23:180:23:22

-..wouldn't dare come here.

0:23:220:23:24

-They belong to a different clan.

0:23:240:23:27

-I'm going for a walk

-with some village lads...

0:23:270:23:30

-..all the way through our clan's

-land to the southern boundary...

0:23:310:23:35

-..on top of Calin Mountain.

0:23:360:23:38

-I feel totally

-at home and safe here.

0:23:380:23:41

-But some young lads I knew

-aren't here any more.

0:23:420:23:46

-They were killed.

0:23:460:23:48

-Sadly, they used to fight,

-with bows and arrows.

0:23:480:23:52

-Now, they use guns.

0:23:520:23:54

-That's Madmad.

0:23:580:24:00

-When someone dies...

0:24:000:24:04

-..they put up a memorial.

0:24:040:24:07

-Like many young men, he was shot.

0:24:080:24:11

-His name was Bangi.

0:24:120:24:14

-Families fight,

-then they become clans.

0:24:170:24:20

-They speak different languages...

0:24:210:24:23

-..even on opposite sides

-of the river.

0:24:240:24:27

-I know people from both sides.

0:24:270:24:30

-I'm a free man.

0:24:300:24:32

-Everyone is happy to talk to me.

0:24:320:24:34

-They don't always get along.

0:24:350:24:38

-It didn't take long

-to find another young casualty.

0:24:450:24:49

-They were fighting each other again.

0:24:500:24:53

-Shall we go?

0:24:570:25:01

-Clan tensions go back many years.

0:25:020:25:06

-It's a complex situation.

0:25:060:25:09

-The lads were happy

-to talk about it.

0:25:100:25:13

-Is there a lot of fighting?

0:25:140:25:17

-Are people being killed

-and houses set on fire?

0:25:170:25:22

-Yes, houses are being torched.

0:25:220:25:25

-With what do you fight?

0:25:250:25:27

-Guns.

0:25:270:25:28

-You have guns?

0:25:290:25:30

-You have guns?

-

-Yes.

0:25:300:25:31

-When you move around,

-do you sometimes get scared?

0:25:320:25:36

-Yes.

0:25:370:25:38

-When our wives and children

-are sleeping...

0:25:380:25:42

-..big men like Mondo

-stand guard until daylight...

0:25:420:25:47

-..to prevent them

-coming in and killing us.

0:25:480:25:53

-It's hard to believe...

0:25:540:25:56

-..that these kind,

-friendly people...

0:25:560:26:00

-..who are so happy...

0:26:000:26:02

-..but there's always

-trouble between them.

0:26:030:26:08

-There are fights and killings, too.

0:26:080:26:11

-I can't imagine that.

0:26:110:26:14

-Unfortunately, that's the way it is.

0:26:150:26:17

-SINGING

0:26:190:26:21

-Hey, Mondo. What do the words mean?

0:26:270:26:31

-It's a song about this mountain...

0:26:310:26:36

-..and about the snow

-that's sometimes on the summit.

0:26:370:26:41

-That's why we sing this song.

0:26:420:26:44

-Let's try singing it again.

0:26:440:26:46

-SINGING

0:26:480:26:50

-Music can help communities.

0:26:530:26:56

-It certainly helped this community.

0:26:560:26:59

-When we opened the school...

0:27:000:27:03

-..youngsters from different clans

-came together to play music.

0:27:030:27:09

-There was no fighting for a while,

-because of the school.

0:27:090:27:14

-SINGING

0:27:150:27:17

-We walked to the holy stone

-on the summit.

0:27:220:27:26

-Years ago, people came here

-to decorate themselves...

0:27:260:27:30

-..before a fight, festival or dance.

0:27:300:27:33

-When a lot of people gather...

0:27:340:27:39

-..everyone wants

-to sing and shout together.

0:27:390:27:43

-I'll climb the rock

-so we can sing out loud.

0:27:440:27:47

-SINGS LONG NOTE

0:27:490:27:53

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-Subtitles

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-Subtitles

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-There's a party to celebrate

-we're here.

0:28:090:28:12

-A lot of people will come,

-and those we're making music with.

0:28:130:28:17

-I have a lot of work to do first.

-I'd better get a move on.

0:28:180:28:22

-They don't eat this sort of food

-every day.

0:28:270:28:31

-It's special occasion food.

0:28:310:28:35

-They're thanking us for coming. It's

-nice they think so highly of us.

0:28:350:28:40

-It's a big thing

-that they slaughtered a pig.

0:28:400:28:45

-I hope he gets it first time.

0:28:470:28:49

-He's dead.

0:29:020:29:04

-Back in my country,

-many children your age...

0:29:080:29:12

-..don't know where bacon comes from!

0:29:120:29:16

-They think the meat

-comes from a packet!

0:29:170:29:22

-It's amazing how close

-I feel to the food.

0:29:240:29:28

-They are all butchers.

0:29:290:29:31

-I had a chance, too, with a python.

0:29:320:29:35

-Put its head on the wood,

-and hit it three times.

0:29:360:29:40

-Right children, move!

0:29:410:29:43

-Amlyn has got it!

0:29:480:29:50

-If you're prepared to eat it,

-you may as well kill it.

0:29:500:29:54

-Who would think snake soup

-is this simple?

0:29:560:29:59

-It's just tomatoes,

-ginger and onions.

0:29:590:30:03

-While the food is being cooked,

-it's time for a bath.

0:30:050:30:09

-The feast is worth seeing.

0:30:110:30:14

-The food presentation

-might not win Masterchef.

0:30:140:30:18

-But first, the speeches.

0:30:190:30:22

-I'm so happy you're here.

0:30:220:30:25

-You are not like other white men.

0:30:250:30:28

-They come in their big cars,

-steal our land to get the gold.

0:30:280:30:33

-You're not like that. You understand

-our ways. You're a good man.

0:30:330:30:38

-It is nice to hear their speeches.

0:30:380:30:42

-Taking out my recording kit...

0:30:420:30:45

-..was the perfect end

-to the perfect day.

0:30:450:30:49

-They've given me this.

0:30:500:30:52

-Now they're

-showing me their pipe skills.

0:30:530:30:56

-OK, go for it!

0:30:570:30:59

-PIPES

0:30:590:31:00

-We're going to the new chapel.

0:31:250:31:28

-We're recording

-the congregation singing.

0:31:290:31:33

-White men brought religion

-here in the 1950s.

0:31:370:31:42

-Religion greatly

-influenced the culture.

0:31:420:31:46

-That's why it's harder

-to come across traditional music.

0:31:460:31:52

-Right children,

-stand still and sing.

0:31:520:31:56

-But the sound of the gospel music is

-different from what we hear at home.

0:31:570:32:02

-I'm looking forward to recording it.

0:32:030:32:05

-Yes...go back slightly please.

0:32:060:32:08

-I'm ready.

0:32:130:32:16

-SINGING

0:32:180:32:21

-The music doesn't have

-to be perfect.

0:32:510:32:53

-The guitars are out of tune.

0:32:540:32:56

-There's emotion in the music

-and energy in the singing.

0:32:560:33:00

-That's why it sounds so good.

0:33:010:33:03

-SINGING

0:33:030:33:06

-Hooray!

0:33:270:33:29

-Thank you, thank you.

0:33:300:33:32

-Right, you come here

-and I'll start to record you.

0:33:370:33:41

-He says he wants to shout.

-I'll record him while we're here.

0:33:420:33:46

-When you're ready.

0:33:470:33:49

-SHOUTS

0:33:490:33:53

-LAUGHTER

0:34:030:34:04

-This is the traditional way

-of calling the community together.

0:34:120:34:17

-I think the old man

-added a few unexpected notes.

0:34:190:34:24

-But it worked.

0:34:250:34:28

-Everyone wanted to record something.

0:34:280:34:32

-SINGING

0:34:320:34:34

-Mamma Evelyn and Mamma Ruth

-are two of the congregation.

0:35:050:35:10

-They offered to help me

-wash my clothes.

0:35:100:35:14

-It was a good time to chat.

0:35:150:35:18

-SINGING

0:35:180:35:20

-These are the Numan and Wahgi

-rivers.

0:35:320:35:36

-This is our drinking water.

-It's better drinking here at night.

0:35:360:35:41

-People are not bathing

-or washing clothes.

0:35:410:35:44

-The two mothers are showing me

-how to wash clothes.

0:35:440:35:48

-Mamma, I'm so happy

-I could come to stay with you.

0:35:490:35:53

-Yes, I'm very happy too.

0:35:540:35:58

-What does music mean to you?

0:35:580:36:03

-When I was young,

-music was important.

0:36:050:36:10

-After becoming a wife and mother,

-music is more for worshipping...

0:36:110:36:17

-..and then it's very important.

0:36:170:36:20

-When you worship...

0:36:200:36:23

-..does music bring

-you closer to God?

0:36:230:36:27

-Yes.

0:36:270:36:28

-Do you sing while you wash clothes

-or when you're in the garden?

0:36:290:36:34

-When plants don't grow,

-we worry and sing to God.

0:36:340:36:38

-We ask why

-doesn't he help the soil...

0:36:380:36:42

-..why does he make us worry.

0:36:420:36:44

-It's things like that we sing about.

0:36:450:36:48

-Can you sing for me?

0:36:490:36:51

-# On the riverbank, water gives life

0:36:530:36:56

-# And we are happy

0:36:560:36:59

-# Never mind if you live by the sea

-or in the mountains

0:36:590:37:03

-# We'll hold hands and dance #

0:37:030:37:06

-Tell us the name of your country

-and we'll sing it in the song.

0:37:060:37:12

-Cymru.

0:37:130:37:14

-Cymru.

-

-Cymru?

0:37:140:37:15

-Cymru.

0:37:150:37:17

-# Never mind

-if you're from Cymru or PNG

0:37:190:37:23

-# We'll hold hands and dance #

0:37:230:37:26

-Go for it again!

0:37:270:37:29

-# On the riverbank, water gives life

0:37:300:37:33

-# And we are happy

0:37:330:37:36

-# Never mind

-if you're from Cymru or PNG

0:37:360:37:39

-# We'll hold hands and dance #

0:37:400:37:44

-Thank you! There's a connection

-between PNG and Wales now.

0:37:450:37:50

-We should always come together

-to dance and sing.

0:37:530:37:57

-Hey, lads! Where are you going?

0:37:580:38:01

-Are you going to the highway?

0:38:020:38:05

-# Never mind

-if you're from Cymru or PNG

0:38:060:38:09

-# We'll hold hands and dance #

0:38:090:38:12

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0:38:120:38:13

-Subtitles

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-Subtitles

-

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-I've been here a fortnight.

-The recording has gone well.

0:38:230:38:27

-I didn't expect it to be so hard

-to find people to take part.

0:38:270:38:32

-Recording this group

-will be very special.

0:38:350:38:39

-I lived with Pastor Peter's family

-for a year.

0:38:410:38:45

-They treated me like a son.

0:38:450:38:48

-Birdsong adds to the music.

0:38:510:38:55

-What is that bird?

0:38:570:38:58

-It's not a bird, it's a frog.

0:38:590:39:02

-Whatever it is,

-it's the sound of nature!

0:39:020:39:06

-I'm recording.

-Start when you're ready.

0:39:060:39:11

-SINGING

0:39:180:39:20

-Mamma Margaret, Gloria,

-Pastor Peter and Jo-Jo...

0:39:390:39:43

-..are some of the people that

-mean the most to me in the world.

0:39:430:39:49

-I know I'll treasure this recording.

0:39:490:39:53

-SINGING

0:40:000:40:02

-My relationship with Chief

-Thomas Tumun has become stronger.

0:40:030:40:07

-It felt as if

-we were two old friends...

0:40:070:40:10

-..when we chatted about how to catch

-trout over breakfast.

0:40:100:40:15

-I feel I belong to the area.

0:40:160:40:20

-I know more people here

-than back in Gwynedd.

0:40:200:40:23

-Despite the changes

-forced on them by white men...

0:40:250:40:29

-..they treat me as one of their own.

0:40:290:40:32

-We're staying down there.

0:40:410:40:44

-The Papua New Guinea highlands

-lay undiscovered until the 1950s.

0:40:460:40:51

-People looking for gold

-found four million people here.

0:40:540:40:59

-They lived as we did in Wales

-20,000 years ago.

0:40:590:41:04

-It's incredible to think

-how quickly things have changed.

0:41:040:41:09

-People use mobile phones

-and drink Coca-Cola.

0:41:100:41:13

-To find out about the culture

-that was here...

0:41:200:41:23

-..before the white men came...

0:41:230:41:26

-..I'm going to the country's biggest

-cultural festival, the Hagen Show.

0:41:260:41:31

-Clans from all over

-the country have travelled here.

0:41:330:41:37

-It was described as the most

-colourful event on the planet.

0:41:380:41:42

-More than 50,000 local people

-will visit over the weekend.

0:41:430:41:48

-We're going backstage

-to see the preparations.

0:41:490:41:53

-Your costumes look good.

-Are they your region's clothes?

0:41:530:41:58

-Is it only for the show

-that you dress like this?

0:41:590:42:03

-You used to dress like this

-all the time years ago?

0:42:040:42:07

-It's only for Sing Sing

-that we're like this now.

0:42:070:42:11

-Sing Sing is this sort of event.

0:42:110:42:15

-It's hotting up on the main field.

0:42:150:42:17

-SINGING AND DRUMS

0:42:170:42:20

-It's a singing and dancing

-competition.

0:42:260:42:29

-It's like a disorganized eisteddfod,

-with no caravans.

0:42:290:42:34

-SINGING

0:42:360:42:38

-There are too many drums

-to record anything today.

0:42:390:42:42

-I can enjoy the experience.

0:42:440:42:46

-The show started 50 years ago.

0:42:570:42:59

-From the start, it's been a place

-where people meet each other.

0:43:000:43:04

-The white men started it, because

-of the fighting between clans.

0:43:050:43:10

-More than 90 clans have come

-from far and wide...

0:43:110:43:15

-..to peacefully

-celebrate their culture.

0:43:160:43:19

-It's great.

0:43:190:43:21

-PIPES

0:43:290:43:32

-Good sound!

0:43:410:43:44

-You know how

-to keep rhythm together.

0:43:450:43:49

-Can many people still play these?

0:43:500:43:53

-No, only the old men like us

-still play.

0:43:530:43:57

-Youngsters can't play

-the old instruments.

0:43:580:44:01

-The show is an example...

0:44:150:44:18

-..of how traditions and modern life

-meet in Papua New Guinea.

0:44:190:44:24

-They are in traditional costumes.

0:44:250:44:28

-But the show

-is sponsored by Vodafone.

0:44:280:44:31

-It's very hot

-and I'm sweating buckets.

0:44:360:44:39

-I'm not surprised

-some of them are tired.

0:44:390:44:42

-They've danced and played drums

-non-stop all day.

0:44:430:44:47

-SINGING

0:44:540:44:55

-After the Hagen Show...

0:44:570:45:00

-..I'm so glad I succeeded

-to record Kundiawa music.

0:45:010:45:05

-SINGING

0:45:060:45:08

-In twenty years' time...

0:45:130:45:15

-..listening to the music

-will bring back memories.

0:45:160:45:20

-That's the thing

-with recording music or filming.

0:45:210:45:25

-Once it's done, it's done.

-No-one can take it away from you.

0:45:260:45:31

-SINGING

0:45:310:45:34

-It's almost time to leave.

0:45:400:45:43

-The community has gathered.

0:45:440:45:46

-We've been here

-for quite a long time.

0:45:460:45:50

-I've had a fantastic time.

-Everyone has been incredibly kind.

0:45:510:45:55

-They described their culture to me.

0:45:560:45:59

-I'll miss these people.

0:46:000:46:02

-It's time to go.

0:46:040:46:08

-I won't forget you.

0:46:080:46:10

-I'll be the other side of the world,

-thinking about you.

0:46:100:46:14

-I have so many mothers, fathers,

-sisters and brothers here now.

0:46:150:46:21

-I'll give the Pastor copies

-of the CD I recorded with you.

0:46:210:46:26

-Will you share the music?

0:46:270:46:29

-Saying goodbye is hard.

0:46:300:46:34

-I will come back.

0:46:350:46:37

-It's hard because

-it's so far from home.

0:46:370:46:41

-Some faces won't be here

-the next time.

0:46:420:46:45

-SINGING

0:46:470:46:50

-I will come back.

0:46:500:46:52

-The country is part of me.

0:46:520:46:55

-You're not going forever.

-I'll see you again before I die.

0:46:550:47:00

-I feel privileged. Money couldn't

-buy what these people gave me.

0:47:010:47:07

-People aren't individuals here.

0:47:080:47:11

-They work in a group,

-a team, a clan.

0:47:110:47:15

-# Hosanna

0:47:160:47:17

-# Hallelujah

0:47:170:47:21

-# Hosanna

0:47:210:47:22

-# Hallelujah

0:47:230:47:26

-# Hosanna

0:47:260:47:28

-# Hallelujah #

0:47:290:47:30

-Clans and language

-can separate people.

0:47:300:47:35

-But music brings people together.

0:47:370:47:41

-# Hosanna

0:47:410:47:43

-# Hallelujah #

0:47:440:47:46

-It's a complex country...

0:47:470:47:49

-..but it works.

0:47:500:47:51

-It's an amazing place.

0:47:520:47:54

-Amazing.

0:47:540:47:56

-# Hallelujah #

0:47:580:48:01

-# Hallelujah #

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Amlyn Parry sy'n teithio i Papua New Guinea i recordio cerddoriaeth efo'r brodorion. An emotional journey as Amlyn Parry records music with the indigenous people of Papua New Guinea.


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