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Papua New Guinea Showcase - POSTPONED
Redland Performing Arts Centre
As a result of COVID-19 the performance scheduled for Friday 18 September 2020 has been postponed.
We are working with the artists to schedule a new date for this performance in 2021.
Once this new date has been confirmed the RPAC Box Office will then contact all ticket holders to transfer bookings to this new date or offer a refund.
There are a large number of events that have been impacted by this temporary closure, so we ask for your patience while we work through ticket transfers, credit notes and refunds. For more information visit the RPAC COVID-19 update page HERE >


An exciting showcase of traditional and contemporary PNG music

Drummer extraordinaire Ben Hakalitz returns to the RPAC stage to headline the Papua New Guinea (PNG) showcase. PNG-born, Cairns-based drummer, Hakalitz has toured worldwide with international artists including Yothu Yindi, Sanguma and Tribe of Jubal. He will bring 30 years of musical experience and amazing technique on the drums to the evening.

Hakalitz will be joined by PNG contemporary music ensemble Melanfunk Collective, to bring an exciting and entertaining new brand of Melanesian Funk to the RPAC stage. Their fresh musical style fuses traditional rhythms and instruments with jazz, funk and grooves.  Combined with a range of other traditional and contemporary musicians, colourful cultural dances and captivating visuals from the 800 plus tribes from across the Coral Sea, this will be a night of music and culture not to be missed.

So sit back, relax and enjoy this cultural extravaganza that celebrates all things Papua New Guinea on the week of PNG’s 45th Independence celebrations.


Performance Times:
Friday 18 September, 7.30pm
RPAC Concert Hall
2 hours, including a 20 minute interval (subject to change)
Early Bird Adult/Senior/Pensioner* $25
Child/Student (High School & Uni) $20

*For Early Bird Tickets book before midnight July 26. After this date Adults $30, Snrs/Pens $28 & Groups (10+) $25.

Suit Children:
Suitable for all ages
Booking Information:

You can book your tickets:

  • reservations by phone - 3829 8131
  • online reservations 24/7 using the Book Now link below (a $5 booking fee per transaction applies)

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre so that we can accommodate your needs.

Coming Soon
This performance has been postponed and a new date will be provided soon.