Black Brothers

Black Brothers was a well-known West Papuan pop group from Jayapura.[1][2] The band consisted of five members,[3] led by Andy Ayamiseba.[4] Their music, sung inTok Pisin, and originally in Bahasa Indonesia [5] included influences from reggae and political elements inspired by the Black Power movement.[3][6] The group went into voluntary exile in Vanuatu in 1979, protesting Indonesian policies in West Papua. They later moved to Papua New Guinea.[1]

Black Brothers were the most popular musical group in New Guinea during the 1980s.[3] The reggae influences of the Black Brothers influenced various other musical groups in Papua New Guinea.[6]

There was another group titled 'Black Brothers' in New Caledonia, which was associated with the Kanak independence movement.[7]

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