Two years on from Cyclone Pam, local band DropVkal Family sends musical message – climate change is ‘Dangerous’Posted: March 13, 2017
Vanuatu band DropVkal Family is known for its incisive social messages as much as it is for its hard-edged roots-rock-reggae fusion sound – and their latest track, ‘Dangerous’, released to mark the second anniversary of Cyclone Pam, is no exception.
The band’s musical vision is to promote vernacular languages and give an alternative to the mainstream reggae sound popular in Vanuatu. They perform regularly at bars and restaurants around Port Vila, playing Saturday nights at the Saloon Bar, and Sunday afternoons at the Beach Bar at Mele. They are also available to play special events.
“We’re a group of friends from different islands of Vanuatu that have come together because of our love of music, and our interest in contributing to the development of Vanuatu and its special local culture”, says Read the rest of this entry »
‘My Son’, a new short film inspired by and filmed in Vanuatu, is a moving note from a mother to her unborn child. It mixes poetry with amazing imagery shot (mostly) on location in Vanuatu – and carries with it a strong message of tolerance, humanity and kindness.
Directed and co-produced by Germain Lalot and written and co-produced by Claire Endress, with a voiceover in english and french captions. Enjoy it on Vimeo.
Regardez cette nouvelle vidéo de L’Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) Nouvelle-Calédonie sur les zones marines tabous au Vanuatu.
For your viewing pleasure: here’s the winning entry of the 2016 Namatan Short Film Festival: Hackers, a humorous look at computer hacking. The film also won People’s Choice Award:
The Vanuatu Music Revival Project, which describes itself as a “grassroots aid mission working to bring music and smiles back to those who lost their instruments in the devastation of Cyclone Pam”, has just released this short video made on location in Vanuatu last year, a taster for a longer documentary about the project that is currently being edited, according to New Zealand filmmaker Rowena Baines.
Enjoy this beautiful timelapse video shot recently here in Vanuatu by Matthew Vandeputte for Vanuatu Tourism: