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The Katinas are coming!

The Katinas are coming!

American Samoan brothers, The Katinas, are on their way to Auckland and Wellington, the two concerts eagerly awaited by their New Zealand fans.

The musicians Joe, James, John, Sam and Jesse Katina, had a meteoric rise to the top when their debut album sold 120,000 copies. Their second album Destiny proved to be an even faster seller while songs from their albums such as 'You Are God', 'Thank You', 'One More Time' and 'Draw Me Close' are most popular on American Christian radio stations and helped them take seven Dove Award nominations including two nods for their Spanish Language Albums Los Katina and Destino.

While their musical influences range from the early days of praise and worship, to urban gospel and R&B-flavoured hooks, the five brothers have somehow managed to move beyond musical boundaries and capture the attention of music lovers of diverse ages, races and cultures.

Their latest album, LIfestyle, unashamedly a worship compilation, was mainly recorded live at their home church in Nashville.

World Vision is the key sponsor of the Katinas, and brought them out to New Zealand in January 2001 for the Summer Series Concerts, where over 100 children were sponsored at one concert.

"The Katinas work with World Vision in the USA, and in two years they have seen over 4000 children sponsored, just through their concerts," says World Vision's Event Manager, Annette Fale. "We are aiming to see 250 children sponsored through their Wellington and Auckland concerts here in New Zealand."

Concert Dates: Friday 11 July 2003 ? Lower Hutt Town Hall, Laings Road, Lower Hutt. 7.30pm Saturday 12 July 2003 ? Beaumont Centre, 98 Beaumont Street, Auckland City, 7.30pm

Tickets are for sale through World Vision ph 0800 800 776 or check out

Tickets can also be bought from the following outlets:

WELLINGTON Manna Christian Stores, 5 Hartham Place, Porirua Ph 04 237 6506 Manna Christian Stores, 247 High Street, Lower Hutt Ph 04 569 5885 Manna Storehouse, 195 Willis Street, Wellington Ph 04 381 3401

AUCKLAND Christian Resource Centre, 323 Queen Street, Auckland City Ph 09 377 4059 The Storehouse, 15 Marewa Road, Greenlane Ph 09 529 2361 Impact Books & Gifts, 403a New North Road, Henderson Ph 09 836 3151 Impact Books & Gifts, 45d Cavendish Drive, Manukau Ph 09 263 9822 Sonshine Bookcentre, 2/80 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead Ph 09 480 0615

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