Tio - Songlines Music Awards 2021 Nominee | Songlines

Asia & Pacific

Sorousian (Wantok Musik)

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Tio Sorousian (Wantok Musik)

There’s very little music from the Pacific islands of Vanuatu available internationally, so the debut from dreadlocked singer-songwriter Tio Bang came as a welcome surprise – and something of a revelation. Singing in a gently expressive voice in English, Pidgin and the local Daakaka language, he’s a talented multi-instrumentalist.

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