Free West PapuaSaturday, 21 September 2019 - 6:00pm
Brunswick Town Hall 233 Sydney Road, BrunswickVictoria
A concert to celebrate the launch of the album, Joy of Freedom: Songs of peace, hope and freedom from the Pacific with themes from West Papua's liberation struggle.
With Pasefika Vitoria Choir, Kore-An, Black Sistaz, Black Orchid String Band, Izzy Brown (from Combat wombat), Anta Taime and the Neighbours, and the Cendrawasih Dancers.
Doors open 6pm, dinner from 6.30pm
Live music from 7pm.
Catering by West Papuan Dapur Sampari.
Presented by the West Papua Women's Office, together with Voice of West Papua 3CR radio program.
About the campaign
The people of West Papua have been suffering under Indonesian occupation since 1963. Over 500,000 civilians have been killed, and thousands more have been raped, tortured and imprisoned. Foreign media and human rights groups are banned from operating in West Papua, so people rarely hear about the situation there. The Free West Papua Campaign is bringing the story of West Papua to the world and campaigning for freedom and justice in West Papua, to end the violence of the last 50 years.