We can’t understand a word but the soaring, sweet harmonies are inspirational, and devotional. The hymns bursting forth from this little open-air stone church in Babanga village are mostly in Pijin and the local dialect, one of about 70 in the Solomon Islands. Regardless, we are made to feel “welkam”. Out here in the Western Province – far from the grit of Honiara – there is a relaxed, unspoilt ambiance.
Author: Mal Chenu
Publication: The Sydney Morning Herald