On Saturday night, Tabura performed a rousing, joyful set. The band, led by three daughters of the Pacific legends The Black Brothers, moved the audience with their lyrics of loss and devotion to their homeland, West Papua. If you don’t know about the depredation of West Papua since its annexation by Indonesia, you should.
The West Papuan ‘Morning Star’ flag hung over the Saralana stage throughout Fest Napuan. Simply flying this flag in West Papua itself is enough to get you imprisoned or worse.