I’ve said it before but I say it again.
Black brothers, to me remains, one of the best groups that have come from across the border.  The band was  popular in the 70s and 80s with a resurgence   by former members in the 90s.  The band consisted of five members led by Andy Ayamiseba. Their music, sung in Tok Pisin, included influences from reggae and political elements inspired by the Black Power movement. The group went into voluntary exile in Vanuata in 1979, protesting Indonesian policies in West Papua. They later moved to Papua New Guinea.”
 There are many songs that stand out but “Hari Kiamat” is a masterpiece. It starts of with a blend of brass instruments played by REAL MUSICIANS. How the drummer rolls the snare and hits the cymbals very subtly before the chord changes is an exceptional work of art in itself. It’s almost invisible to the brain yet it is there. The bass guitarist is in a class of his own as he lays the important notes on the drum beats yet finds the space to fill in with his instrument.
The vocals… well, you have to listen to it yourself.


  1. I totally concur with you. I like listening to their songs as they bring back the memories of the 90s


  2. Cosmos,Inkisopo

    As for me too, Black Brothers remain ever the best ever group band to ever grace PNG in the 80s. I should think PNG’s recording and distributing Studio, the popular CHM Super sound should should produce a special album of a collection of all Black Brothers hit songs of Black Brothers both in Bahasa and Tokpisin. In fact, Black Brothers in the 80’s propelled CHM’s popularity as a recording studio; it still carries the heavy ear-ringed thick haired image of the band members as its official logo to this day. Black Brothers music is so unique, you just compare with any group band of the same era as did the Black Brothers. LONG LIVE BLACK BROTHERS especially with its 1984 Album titled “Live in Noumea” New Caledonia of which I still have it original copy with the masterpiece Anita blo Santo Town!


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