Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Indigenous Uprising! Video Release Party


Indigenous Uprising! Video Release Party

Upper Hutt Posse, Nat Rose, DJ Resist & assorted comrades Bar Bodega Wellington Oct 29, $15 on Door

Aotearoa Rap pioneers Upper Hutt Posse take to the stage @ Bar Bodega October 29 celebrating all that is political, conscious, and indigenous, Te Kupu and MC Wiya will be performing with a 3-piece backing band with soulful support from Nat Rose, DJ Resist and assorted comrades.

The night will be a unique intermingling of music, images, thoughts and comprehensions where hip hop, poetry and activism exist as one, highlighting the new release of the music video for E TU Remix and recent albums Te Reo Maori Remixes and Dedicated, as well as other footage from the recent Hikoi. All of this being down under a barrage of beats, breaks, and lyrics as a manifesto of indigenous struggle using hip hop as a signifier and base for the politics of culture expressed.

The gig celebrates indigenous resistance to colonisation, coinciding with the anniversary week of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1835 at Waitangi. The Declaration gave Maori sovereignty over their land and declared Aotearoa an independent country. In the context of that struggle the night is an expression of Tino Rangatiratanga and all those who oppose the Seabed and Foreshore legislation, US Imperialism, the National Front, Religious Thuggery, Racism and the oppressive actions of those in the Beehive.

As Te Kupu puts it "As the warmongering against indigenous peoples continues, events like this are happening for us to celebrate our existence, for us to strengthen the resolve to end racism and to end oppression, to end this bullshit capitalist system which only benefits greed and money hunger".

Activist stalls disseminating consciousness raising materials will be in effect supporting activism and providing the kind of knowledge so-called mainstream media have restricted access too.

The video: Combining Hikoi footage on a split screen next to black 'n' white still photographs (from protests dating back to the 1970's), E Tu Remix is the 15th UHP music video, their 5th in te reo Maori. This gig is essentially the closing of another chapter for UHP as they’re working on a new Album to be released in koanga 2005.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news