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Talent search is on for Pasifika Festival 2013

Media release
16 November 2012

Talent search is on for Pasifika Festival 2013


Te Ariki Vaine Dance Group

The chance to perform in front at one of the largest free events in the South Pacific is the prize open to those who audition for Pasifika Festival 2013.

Event organiser Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) welcomes interest from performers from across the Pacific who would like to feature at next year’s expanded two-day festival, Saturday 9 March and Sunday 10 March, 2013.

Pasifika Festival provides visitors with an opportunity to experience traditional and authentic food, craft, dance, music and art from 10 Pacific nations.

ATEED Festival Producer Ole Maiava says more than 1500 artists and groups perform a variety of musical and performance genres at the festival each year.

“We are always excited to see what the application process unveils. For many, the festival provides a kick start to their career. We’re looking for emerging artists who share the spiritual and cultural values of Auckland’s Pacific peoples.”

The Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Niue, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Aotearoa will be represented at the 21st Pasifika Festival.

Open auditions are being held on Thursday 29 November 6-8pm at the Western Springs Community Hall, 956 Great North Road, Western Springs; and Saturday 1 December 10am-3pm at the Panmure Community Hall, 7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure.

Overseas and non-Auckland performers are exempt from the audition process and will be chosen from submitted material.
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