PNG’s “first ever” girl band makes debut appearance in Port Moresby. Video: EMTV News
By Stacey Yalo in Port Moresby
With hopes of empowering more women in the Papua New Guinea music industry, renowned female artist, Mereani Masani, introduced what was claimed to be “first ever” girl band to perform live in Port Moresby last night.
The seven-member band Girl Power is made up of students, mothers, and a lecturer who have braved a male-dominated industry to come out and not only sing but to raise awareness on social issues affecting women and girls.
They have previously toured in Goroka and Madang, but this was the first time they have performed in the capital.
The group also yesterday launched their first music video, “No More”, dedicated to ending domestic violence in Papua New Guinea.
However, Pacific Media Watch reports the claim by EMTV that this is the first all-girls band in Papua New Guinea, has been challenged with a video about early women bands in Rabaul in the 1960s and 1970s – especially a group called The Vibe.
Stacey Yalo is an EMTV News reporter.
PNG’s first all-girl bands were actually formed in Rabaul and they recorded albums. Video: Goldhitz