Asia TOPA 2017

Rebel Musik ready to rock Melbourne this weekend

Working on final rehearsals now, the group of  at least 10 artists from PNG and West Papua aim to put up a spectacular performance for the audience.

 “Everything is sounding awesome with the use of traditional and modern instrumentation. It's a real fusion of the old and new. Mystic chants, native dialect rapping including Dubstep intertwined with lights and visuals as well. It's sounding and looking really good. Can't wait for this Friday. It's going to be a real audio and visual extravaganza,” said rapper SpriggaMek, who is part of the collaboration.

Sprigga Mek to Asia TOPA with Rebel Musik

Sprigga Mek is part of the collaboration Rebel Musik to perform in an exclusive show at Asia TOPA’s XO state on February 24.

It will be his first appearance in this prestigious Melbourne festival, being his fourth international gig to date.

His other gigs were in Brisbane, Bangkok and Vanuatu.

Coming from the underground Hip Hop movement in PNG, Sprigga says this opportunity means a lot in terms of Hip Hop.

He will be departing next week along with the rest of the team made up of artists from PNG and West Papua.

What is Asia TOPA?

A vitally fresh and always unpredictable event, Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts offers a city-wide window into the creative imaginations fuelling the many cultures of the region.

The annual inaugural event was brought about through a ground-breaking collaboration by leading arts organisations from across Melbourne and beyond.

It believes that cultural engagement is key to expressing who we are, where we’ve come from and how we connect with each other across the Asia-Pacific region.