Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Major Brazilian Artist to Perform in Nelson

For Immediate Release

Major Brazilian Artist to Perform in Nelson

A pioneer of Bossanova, and icon of popular music in Brazil will open the 2nd Annual Play It Again Auction to benefit The Nelson School of Music.
Singer songwriter Jose Barrense-Dias, will perform at a gala concert on Friday, 7 November and Play It Again Auction Organiser, Joe Rifici says it’s quite a coup to have Jose visit Nelson.
“When we explained the Play it Again concept to Jose he was very excited about it and wanted to be part of it,” Joe says. “Jose is a huge star in Brazil, he’s released more than 20 albums and is invited to perform at many famous festivals around the world, so we are very fortunate to be able to bring him to Nelson.”
In July this year Jose Barrense-Dias is playing at the Concert Paléo Festival at Nyon Suisse and in October he is presenting his new show 'Canta Brasil' at Centre Culturel des Terraux in Lausanne, Switzerland.
(For more info go to his website: www.barrense-dias.com )
Organisers are planing an additional Nelson concert by Jose Barrense-Dias in the week leading up to the auction.
Joe Rifici says a novel feature of this year’s Play It Again auction will be simultaneous live and on-line bidding for musical instruments and equipment.
He says they’re introducing the involvement of www.sellnelson.co.nz   for the internet part of the auction, as well as hosting the Play It Again ‘storefront’ on their website.  Instruments can be viewed on line as they come in from the public and sponsors from now until the auction, and some will have a ‘Buy Now’ option.
Last year’s successful event was a triple win for owners auctioning their pre-loved gear, buyers who walked away with great deals (often on unusual items) and The Nelson School of Music who benefited financially and connected to the community in a novel way.
Play It Again Auction is now accepting instruments and sound/recording equipment for this year’s fundraiser, which will begin with the concert and auction on Friday 7th November and continue through to Saturday afternoon.  
Instruments or gear for donation or auction on behalf can be left at reception at The Nelson School of Music in Nile Street, Nelson.  
For more details phone (03) 546-MUSO (6876) or check out www.playitagainnelson.com  
Incoming inventory can also be viewed at the Play It Again storefront at www.sellnelson.co.nz  .

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>


Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>


Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election