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Village Of The Idiots

 
 
Tues 11 March 8.30pm
 
Village Of The Idiots
 
A special "secret" (as in tell everyone quickly!) pre-Womad show from this stellar unit featuring Anthony Donaldson, Lucien Johnson, Joe Lindsay, Amanda Mclean,
Dean Hunter, Chris Palmer, Patrick Bleakley, Toby Laingand Alphabethead.
 
Wed 12 March
 
BIG EARZ
 
Thurs 13 March
 
Music and Artists Social Club, kiks off for 2008...variety of acts once a month..
: http://www.music-artists-socialclub.co.nz
or: http://www.myspace.com/musartsocialclub contact Patricia Hetherington to perform
Patricia.Hetherington@vuw.ac.nz
 
Fri 14 9pm
 
ACHILLES BOTES
 
TOM WATSON
 
Sat 15 March
ISAAC SMITH presents
and others
 
Wed 19 March
 
BIG EARZ featuring DIDYMO, and Sarah who performs with an AXEL GRINDER
 
Thurs 20 March 8.30pm
 
THOUGHT CREATURE, NOT SO MODERN
 
 
Wed 26 March
 
BIG EARZ - feat. the RAILWAY TRACK SLEEPERS
 
Thurs 27 March
 
HAYDEN

Fresh off a sold-out theatre tour of his native Canada, Galesburg and Strange News are very pleased to bring back Indie-Folk artist Hayden to New Zealand for two very special and intimate performances. Hayden’s music combines elements of rock and folk, along with disturbingly personal sentiments and a voice that channels both the falsetto highs of Neil Young and the wavering raspy low tones of Leonard Cohen.

Here’s a sample of some of the praise Hayden has received from the World Press:

THE ONION/NEW YORK

“Hayden draws from the traditions of eccentric folk-rock, but his ragged, harrowing concoction of acoustic gentility and electric anarchy stands as a genre all its own.”


MOJO – GOLD SEAL OF APPROVAL (“a release of exceptional quality”)

“The album's unequivocal genius slaps you upside the head. Everything about this record - musicianship, songcraft, lyrics – is superior.”


ALTERNATIVE PRESS
“A little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, Hayden crafts each song like a musical photograph---scenic, colourful and keenly observant”.


HARP
“…an artist of remarkable depth and potential, becoming someone who inspires comparison rather than invites it”.


TIME OUT/LONDON

”Lovely, cracked, off-key vocals, winsome melodies and brilliant lyrics”.


Tickets are $25 + bf and on sale now through Slowboat Records (Wellington) and Real Groovy (Auckland)


For further information:

http://www.wasteyourdaysaway.com

http://www.myspace.com/hayden

 

FRI 28 March

STORMBIRD

Sat 29 March

Joe Ryan, Sleepy Demons, Moon Whispers, Charlette Hannah

Tues April 1st

 

JALI BUBA KUYATEH (SENEGAL)

NZ TOUR APRIL 2008

Rarely do you see such a complete musician as Jali Buba Kuyateh. Born in The Gambia but residing between Casamance in the southern region of Senegal, and Bakau in The Gambia, now living in Victoria Australia. Jali Buba comes from a griot (hereditary musician) family, where he has played kora since the age of five. He had composed 3 tracks by the age of ten and currently has composed over 100 tracks. Jali comes from the famous Kuyateh family of Medina Wandifa. All his brothers play kora, sing and dance. His father, Jali Dembel Kuyateh and his mother Jali Fenda Kuyateh, were well known throughout Senegambia.  His older brother, Jali Lamin Kuyateh, is the premier kora player with the Senegalese National Ballet.

 

A master of traditional kora tunes, Jali Buba has applied his kora to the Afro Manding styles, soukous of Mali and Guinee Conakry, the mbalax made so popular by Youssou N’dour, reggae, salsa, jazz and the blues.

 

Jali Buba has played with Groupe Sop Xadim,, Baaba Maal’s younger brother Ahmed Maal, Groupe Dia, Cheikh Lo, Groupe Buntaloo and Silaba in Dakar, Tata Dindin, Pa Bobo Jobarteh and the Kaira Band, the famous Fisco Band, Roots Kunta Kinteh and 5 Star Band in The Gambia.

 

In 2005 Jali Buba toured Australia continuing to captivate his audiences with his amazing talent and addictive style of performing. Jali appeared at festivals around Australia including WOMADelaide, Woodford and Port Fairy Folk Festivals, to name a few. He was invited to perform with some of Australia’s top musicians including jazz legend Bob Sedergreen, guitarist Doug DeVries, violinist Nigel McLean, South African performer Valanga Khoza, and West African musicians, Afro Moses, and the Mohata brothers, as well as being interviewed by all the leading Australian radio stations.

 

Jali Buba Kuyateh has the ability to captivate an audience on his own or with a band. He sings like Youssou N’dour and plays kora like Toumani Diabate. He’s a brilliant entertainer and to watch him play as he gets lost in his music is an absolute delight.  He not only plays and sings, but he dances while he plays!  He has many fans right throughout Senegal, Gambia, and now Australia, and he is recognised and greeted everywhere he goes by people in the street. He’s Senegambia’s best kept secret, now residing in Australia! In April 2008 he makes his first New Zealand tour.

 

Jali  plays Happy, corner Tory and Vivian Sts, Wellington on 1 April, 8pm. Door charge $15 (cash) from 7.30pm. info on www.flyingpiglets.co.nz  

 

REVIEWS

 

Very exciting... I'm looking forward to working with a genuine African prodigy!"
Bob Sedergreen - Australian jazz legend

"No one should miss this talented performer."
Therese Virtue - The Boite World Music Cafe

"Jali Buba Kuyateh is a captivating performer with exceptional skill and emotional power. He combines florid arabesques on his kora with virtuosic melismas from his voice, that is at times reminiscent of the vocal stylings of Youssou N'Dour, each phrase delivered with a commitment and attack that is truly breathtaking. Added to this is his dynamic range of styles and spontaneous flourishes of improvised passages that can hold an audience spellbound. His is a unique marriage of kora and voice stylings of his region that forges new horizons for the Mandinkan tradition from West Africa."
Doug De Vries - Australian guitar great

 

Here's what audiences and organisers are saying about the gigs...

"What and amazing performance. I just loved it! Thank you!
- Emily Johnston
 
This was the first entrepreneurial show for me since I took over as manager of Coff's Harbour Jetty Memorial theatre. Nothing could have been better for me or the audience. I  am humbled by such talent and graciousness. I t has been a pleasure to have you with us and to meet you.
- Jennie Bullen
 

Thank you so much!! Incredible music and dancing. I'm feeling so alive after that!
- Jacqxon
 
Jali has the most wonderful soul spirit. One can't help but feel the energy come from his heart. Thank you for such a human experience where we all feel the special touch of live music from the soul. Love and more Love
- Skot
 
Absolutely mind-blowing!! The first song of the second set was lulling me into bliss. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful part of your culture.
- Wongawilli Jan. 21 2005
 

Sometimes in life we're lucky to experience a night like this. Thank-you for putting the music  back in my soul and the smile back on my face.
- ISA
 
Rhythmic, melodic - beautiful - a breath of Africa in Wauchope - great music and dancing. Thank you so much.
 
 I have been playing violin for most of my life and after your performance I felt so inspired to create music as wonderful and danceable as yours! Thank you fabulous trio! Hope you come back in the future!
- Tessa Beyer
 
 
What an amazing experience for the folk of Jindera to be treated to a workshop and performance by a master musician. Jali Buba plays with amazing dexterity of his whole body and sings with soulful passion. Thank you for making such a joyful event.
- Karen Roben, Murray Arts project manager
 
The richness and power of this music was only equalled by the stunning delivery of this performance and the remarkable proficiency of this instrumentalist and vocalist.
- Jack Jensen, Sound technician

 

Jali tours NZ from 28 March to 6 April. Tour contact Gill Winter, Flying Piglets gwinter@xnet.co.nz

 
Wed 2 April

BIG EARZ

 
THurs 3 April
CRUCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS
a new monthly night of music and film hosted by Te Kupu of Upper Hutt Posse
 
Fri 4 April
 
GREY POWER
 
Sat 5 April
 
KITTHAWK
BIG FLIP THE MASSIVE
SLEEPY DEMONS
 
FRI APRIL 11
 
VIALKA
DANIEL MENCHE
MR STERILE ASSEMBLY
 
SAT APRIL 12
 
BROKEN HEARTBREAKERS

Happy
iiii
118 Tory St
corner Tory / Vivian Streets
Te Aro
Wellington
 
Eat it! It tastes Good!

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