goodmorningpapua.com – A total of 30 music bands from all over Papua performed well at the 7th Papua Reggae Festival (PRF) at the Paddle Venue, Holtekamp, Jayapura City.
This was said by a Head of the Rasta Kribo Community (Kork) Theddy Pekei to Ceposonline, Wednesday (19/10).
“30 music bands from all over Papua from Mapi Regency, Boven Digoel, Merauke, Jayawijaya, Tolikara, Yahukimo, Jayapura Regency, Jayapura City Manokwari, Paniai and Deyai,” he said.
He said the purpose of the activity was to regenerate new bands and how to compose songs and provide economic opportunities for Papuan mothers to sell with their small and medium businesses.
“The purpose of implementing the Papua Reggae Fertival is to provide Papuan artists in the reggae music genre the opportunity to compose songs and to arrange songs, so we are obliged to try three songs, try their own songs so that they are able to create songs from their works and local languages,” he said.
In addition, said Teddy, the activity, which currently starts at 02:00 noon – 22:30 pm, opens space for small and medium businesses around the stage and with this party musicians can also be more professional in making music as a team on the Akbar Musik stage. This reggae has an impact later in the Province and the region.
“Groups must be more professional in playing music and we are generating music groups in the Rasta Kribo Community Group and we see that there is a lot of enthusiasm for up to 50 Group Bands who want to attend but 30 bands are present due to accommodation constraints,” said Pikei.
He admitted that although the event this time was not as great as the stage several years ago due to limited funds, his team and the team continue to be optimistic about improving the talents of Papuan children and providing money for indigenous Papuan traders for business on the sidelines of these activities.
“Government support is minimal, but it cannot reach the stage as usual, so we deal with voluntary donations to meet other needs, donations from the government are not as usual, so we hope that in the future it can be better because this invites the biggest Reggae Festival in Papua and West Papua,” he concluded.