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Culture Revolution comes to town

21 February 2006

Culture Revolution comes to town

Civic Square will be transformed on Thursday 23 February by a multi-cultural feast for the senses called Culture Revolution – a free night of entertainment that will showcase Wellington’s cutting-edge creative talent.

The event, on from 9pm to 11pm, has been organised by the award-winning partnership of singer/songwriter Isobel Kerr-Newell, record company Solidwax and Wellington City Council. It is the latest multi-media, multi-dimensional, multi-sensory offering from the team that funked up city streets with the youth-orientated Culture Jam events.

Featuring the lyrical mastery of rapper MC Imon Starr, performance by Isobel Kerr-Newell, local bands Charlie’s Ash and So So Modern, and the fashion of local designer Suzanne Tamaki, Cultural Revolution will be an exotic multi-cultural feast for the senses.

Also appearing will be the Hawaiian World Champion fire knife dancers, an Asian costume procession, a luminous Chinese Dragon, as well as dance, animation and art.

The performances will be set against a backdrop of mesmerising images, sounds, and languages in a variety of multi-media formats. The stage and lighting set-up will feature screens and video footage from acclaimed VJs and artists from a range of disciplines.

Culture Revolution producer Isobel Kerr-Newell says the event will be unlike anything people have experienced before.

“Anyone doubting that Wellington is the events, innovation and creative centre of New Zealand should come along. The talent, performers and creative and technical expertise is world-class. With more than 15 cultures represented Culture Revolution will truly bring the world to Wellington, and Wellington to the world!”

In addition to the line-up of performers there will be the first showing of two other multi-media pieces – The People’s Gallery and Parallel Wellington which will be screened during the evening.

Culture Revolution is on from 9-11pm, Thursday 23 February in Civic Square.


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