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Bortier Okoe supported by The Black Sistaz at The Toff

  • The Toff in Town Level 2, Curtain House, 252 Swanston St Melbourne Vic 3000 Australia (map)

Bortier Okoe is a West African composer, master drummer, dancer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Ghana and revered as one of the most electrifying talents to emerge in African music.

Bortier sings messages of peace, anti-poverty, connections, resilience, and tolerance - communicating across boundaries and countries. His unifying lyrics convey strong messages for humanity while his dynamic live performances are exhilarating, delivered with power, grace and a sense of humour. Bortier’s music is unique and irresistible – making a significant and progressive contribution to music, across genres. 

Bortier recently toured and launched his latest album, ‘Dzeng Sane’ (World Matters), in Africa and Australia to huge acclaim and sold out shows. The band have performed at countless major International and local festivals and have been a regular inclusion at Womad. 

This is truly a show you don’t want to miss. 

Supported by The Black Sistaz - Lea, Rosa & Petra Rumwaropen, are three West Papuan singers with a powerful message, standing strong for a FREE WEST PAPUA. Using uplifting island reggae and soul with traditional sounds, language and sweet, sweet harmonies, the girls communicate their journey of living in exile through their gift of music. 

Melbourne based daughters of the late Agust Rumwaropen, of the legendary Black Brothers band of West Papua. The Black Sistaz are also backing vocalists for Australian Reggae Roots band Blue King Brown. Choosing music as their vessel to spread truth* PAPUA MERDEKA*

Earlier Event: March 24
Ras Jahknow Band at MoMo Festival
Later Event: May 20
Freedom Time Party