The Black Sistaz

04 May Free 15 minutes
Barring Yanabul

Born into a movement, The Black Sistaz – siblings Lea, Rosa and Petra Rumwaropen – are three West Papuan singers with a powerful message, standing strong to support West Papua.

Upful island reggae and soul meets traditional sounds, language and sweet harmony. Arriving in Australia as one of the first West Papuan refugee families, the group musically communicates the journey of living a life in exile.

Being influenced by their late father’s legendary West Papuan band The Black Brothers – he was a lead singer and guitarist – is at the very core of who The Black Sistaz are today.

A celebration of identity and with a strong legacy to continue, their music comes with a message, and with their message comes a movement.


Wheelchair Accessible


  • Artist: Lea Rumwaropen
  • Artist: Rosa Rumwaropen
  • Artist: Petra Rumwaropen