By Adam Vai Delaney
Tribe of Jubal, having defined its own Melanesian funk/jazz band on the international scene, is returning home – to the roots of its music, in February.
Tribe of Jubal will rock Port Moresby on Saturday, 28th February at the Arena, Lamana Hotel and bring Lae, Morobe Province, alight with carnival-like concerts that the place has never seen.
“We are looking forward to returning home. Whilst we play on the world stage, there’s always a special ambience and energy when entertaining wantoks in Papua New Guinea,” said Ben Hakalitz, the Tribe’s ‘Elder’ and former Yothu Yindi and Sanguma Drummer/Composer.
Since launching its debut show at the Cairns Civic Theatre in 2007, Melanesia’s hard-working Melanfunk-band has toured PNG, Vanuatu, New Caledonia and across Australia. It recently performed at Festivals in Cairns and at Yungaburra. One of its last shows in North Queensland in 2008 was at the Karnak Theatre, owned by Diane Celianto, whom readers may recall from her era in classic Hollywood and marriage to screen-heavyweight, Sean Connery, aka, 007- James Bond.
T’mme Yakinso CD is sold at select City Pharmacy Shops in PNG and at all major JB HiFi outlets in Australia/NZ and in music shops in Apia, Samoa. Tickets for the ‘ARENA Euphoria’ are available at Lamana Hotel: K40.00 non-Gold Cub Members, K25.00 Members. The first 50 sold come with a FREE DVD of the “Mangen” film-clip that was shot at Pegassus Studio in Cairns, Australia.