Charles Maimarosia

Charles Maimarosia

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Witness tradition and innovation come together through the evocative music of Solomon Islands singer Charles Maimarosia.

Immerse yourself in the intricate melodies and rich harmonies of Charles Maimarosia, a remarkable musician hailing from the Solomon Islands. Raised in the remote Pipisu village of Malaita, Maimarosia is renowned as a singer of important custom knowledge while also drawing inspiration from both traditional and contemporary musical styles. Having recently performed in Honiara as part of the Australian High Commission/Wantok Musik Concerts, Maimarosia was the recipient of the MAV Diaspora Award at the Music Victoria Ceremony this year.

About the concert

Effortlessly weaving elements of folk, world music, and contemporary pop, Maimarosia’s music crafts a distinct sonic landscape that is both accessible and deeply expressive. Captivating audiences with his skilful guitar playing and soulful vocals, Maimarosia’s lyrics explore themes of love, identity, and the beauty of nature. Seamlessly incorporating traditional Solomon Islands sounds and rhythms, he embraces traditional instruments like the pan flutes, bamboo percussion, and guitar, infusing his compositions with a unique cultural flavour. Witness tradition and innovation come together through poetic storytelling and heartfelt delivery as Maimarosia’s evocative music forges a profound connection with listeners.

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Charles Maimarosia vocals, acoustic guitar, pan flute
Gary Wattling guitar

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