'Noken Paitim Meri' (English translation: no violence against your woman) is a powerful ballad, where Telek speaks directly to other Papua New Guinean men, that domestic violence is abhorrent and acceptable under no circumstances. The vocal is yearning and heartfelt, the chorus epic. Telek believes that the women of Papua New Guinea have for too long shouldered the burden of finding solutions to the gender-based violence issue, and it is now time for men to stand up strong and join in the cause to appeal to each other to eradicate such inequality.
The single is accompanied by a film clip edited by Papua New Guinean woman Natasha Henry, with footage of Telek filmed by Juan Low in Rabaul and additional footage of actors from Goroka provided by Dilen Doiki.
'Kambek (I Lilikun Mulai)' will be released on October 7th, 2022 through Wantok Musik.
"NOKEN PAITIM MERI" Writers: George Telek
OMP share: 100%
Label: Wantok Musik
Genre: world music
Release Date: 26 August 2022