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Libraries turn up the volume for NZ Music Month

Libraries turn up the volume for NZ Music Month

Auckland Libraries is celebrating NZ Music Month (1-31 May) with a backstage pass to musical items, activities and events at local libraries across the region.

Music Librarian Marilyn Portman says, “NZ Music Month is the perfect time to highlight libraries’ collection of sheet music, CDs, music books and digital resources for everyone to use.

“For NZ Music Month we are offering a programme of exciting events that are both educational, for example ukulele classes, and entertaining, giving a platform for our local music talent to be heard.

“We are also pleased to be collaborating with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in their Remix with the APO programme,” she says.

Regular Auckland Libraries’ children’s programmes like Storytime, Wriggle & Rhyme and Rhymetime will take on a musical theme. NZ Music Month events hosted by local libraries will include:

Song-writing workshop with Jana Nee
Friday 9 May, 4pm - 5pm, Waitakere Central
Launch Your Lyrics 2010 winner Jana inspires 12-18 year old music fans to bring their musical ideas to life.

Open mic at Wellsford Library
Monday 5 – Friday 9 May, 4pm-5pm, Wellsford Library
Share your musical talents in front of a live audience, hosted by The Amigos, Peter and Geoff.

Grey Lynn Ukuladies
Sunday 4 May, 2pm-3pm, Mt Albert Library
The best all-girl band in Grey Lynn!

Freestyle with the APO Remix Roadshow
Friday 23 and Saturday 24 May (see website for times).
Join the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra for a freestyle rap, lyrics and learning session at Mangere East, Papakura and Te Matariki Clendon libraries.

Go to www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz for more events and information about NZ Music Month at Auckland Libraries.

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