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Why New Caledonia is singing to a different tune

New Caledonia has joined forces with Triple J feature artists Crooked Colours for its latest tourism campaign.

The South Pacific paradise is fast becoming a favourite destination thanks to its stunning beaches and its proximity to Australia.

Now, with the help of one of Australia’s rising musical acts, New Caledonia is keen to highlight its cultural heritage through sound.

Crooked Colours recorded a song inspired by their recent adventures on the islands, 'Sounds of New Caledonia'.

Crooked Colours in New Caledonia

The trio were tasked with highlighting the different adventures, tastes and cultures that New Caledonia offers. 

Speaking of how the collaboration came about, frontman Phil Slabber said: "When we travel, sound is a defining part of the fabric of our experiences.

"Sound is embedded in every memory of our holiday, be it the music we take with us, the tongues of new local friends, the songs of wildlife.

"We wanted to draw on all of these sounds to create a track that would capture a different side to the destination. We wanted to let the destination guide our journey."

The capital of New Caledonia, Nouméa, is just two hours from Brisbane, under three hours from Sydney and less than four hours from Melbourne, which means cheap flights are pretty easy to find!

 
 

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