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Gahu part of NZ Music Month:


Gahu part of NZ Music Month:

After the release of their debut album Hot Planet to such critical acclaim and and the enthusiastic audience response to their performances, Gahu is riding high towards NZ Music Month. They will put on a series of gigs around Auckland City several of which are community events free to the public.

Grey Lynn Library Friday May 14 Midday Free entry Avondale Library Wednesday May 19 Midday Free entry Odeon Lounge Saturday May 22 8pm 3 Mt Eden Rd $10 Aotea Markets Saturday May 29 Midday Free entry

National Jazz Festival 2004 " This extraordinary band have been astounding audiences throughout the country with a unique rhythm- based approach to jazz and exciting improvisation on modern and traditional instruments. The irresistible call of traditional Ghana dance rhythms played by Bud Hooper and Yaw Boateng are combined with the sound of reknowned kiwi guitarists Lance McNicoll and Cadzow Cossar, Scott Rogers (drumkit), Jane McAllister (bass) and Ben McNicoll (saxophones)."

Hamilton Gardens Festival 2004 "the highlight of the festival" David McCathie, Director

Rotorua Jazz Streatfest 2004 "A definite highlight for many will be the Auckland based jazz fusion/ world music ensemble Gahu....guaranteed to create a carnival atmosphere." Mike Mather Rotorua Daily Post

CD reviews "From out of Africa...and Grey Lynn GAHU **** (4 stars) " Back in the 80s Jim Langabeer’s Superbrew group successfully fused Africa and Aotearoa from a jazz perspective, but Gahu come from the afrobeat angle with equally good results.. Get into the groove." Graham Reid, NZ Herald March 2004.

" Hot Planet is smooth, rhythmic and funky." Marty Duda Citymix March 2004

"..this popular festival act...are expansive, one minute rocking out, the next as mellow as a night under the stars. Their infectious, instrumental caress and fire overflows with international textures and jazz universality, and such 'rhythm 'n' jazz Aotearoa' can only be good for the soul. " Brent Cardy Real Groove March 2004

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