Have you ever used your sandals to play music?

Video | I’m guessing probably not unless you are from Bougainville of course, where sandals are commonly used to play the bamboo pipes. It was a pleasure to witness this bamboo band play in Arawa recently – showcasing incredible talent, speed and precision.

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A Spontaneous Bamboo Performance | Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

Video | One of my favourite places in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea to relax and kick back – Pokpok Island. During a recent visit some of the children of Pokpok Island put on a spontaneous bamboo performance. And wow, they can really play those bamboos with a jandal!

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A Bougainville Sing Sing | Papua New Guinea

Video | There was no shortage of traditional attire, energy, passion, hypnotic beats and dancing at a recent Bougainville Sing Sing in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. It was a pleasure to experience this special event. Furthermore, it was even more special to have the opportunity to photograph and capture video at my first Sing Sing festival. A truly memorable experience which provided a glimpse of Bougainville tradition, culture and heritage.

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