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

 


Sounds Aotearoa Showcase Artists Announced


Sounds Aotearoa Showcase Artists Announced

EVERYONE’S INVITED TO SEE THE VERY BEST CONTEMPORARY MĀORI AND PACIFIC MUSICIANS PERFORM AT AOTEAROA’S INDIGENOUS MUSIC EXPO

10am – 5pm, Sunday 10 March
10am – 7pm, Monday 11 March
Festival Club, Aotea Square, and the Aotea Centre, Auckland


Auckland Arts Festival and Sounds Aotearoa are delighted announce the thrilling lineup of performers in this year’s Sounds Aotearoa music showcase series. Members of the public are invited to attend one or both days of the two-day event to hear some of the very best Maori and Pacific musical talent Aotearoa has to offer.

New Zealand’s only indigenous music expo will take place on Sunday 10 and Monday 11 March as part of Auckland Arts Festival 2013. The confirmed Sounds Aotearoa showcase performers are Maisey Rika; Louis Baker; Will Crummer & The Rarotongans (with special guest Annie Crummer); Ria Hall; Miss Black & The Light; Moana & The Tribe; Tama Waipara; Toni Huata; Waiora (Horomana Horo and Roger Cunningham); Syd, Pieter T and Dei Hamo; Funkommunity; Koile and Awanui Reeder.

Every 40 minutes in the Festival Club, from 1pm on Sunday 10 March and 3.00pm on Monday 11 March, audiences can enjoy a live performance by one of the finest Māori and Pacific musicians from around the country. Sounds Aotearoa attendees need to purchase a day pass ($35 per day) to see six performances, from solo artists to large bands, per day. The scheduled performance times will be released in late February.

According to Sounds Aotearoa Creative Director, Emere Wano, “Sounds Aotearoa invites audiences to journey into a world of contemporary Māori music – to experience the musical mastery of a multitude of Māori and Pacific musicians. At the showcases, visitors can experience Aotearoa’s unique and special sounds, from traditional Te Reo Maori performers to contemporary bands, vocalists and musicians.”

As well as the performance series, Sounds Aotearoa also offers learning opportunities for New Zealand musicians. The Sounds speaker seminar series helps musicians stay abreast of what is happening in the wider industry and learn more about the music scene’s many facets.

2013 seminar speakers include Jung Hun Lee, General Director at Ulsan World Music Festival; Karen Fischer from Hawaii’s Pacific Artists Network; Producer for Showcase Scotland at Celtic Connections, Lisa Whytock; Singapore Grand Prix’s Director of Operations Sarah Martin; Tommy Dick, Executive Producer for Fest’Napuan (Vanuatu); Raggamuffin New Zealand Director Jackie Sanders; and Nathan Graves, Creative Producer for Innate Music (UK).

Auckland Arts Festival Chief Executive, David Inns, said, “We are thrilled to welcome this pioneering event and celebration of Maori and Pacific music and musicianship to Auckland and the Auckland Arts Festival – propelling the very best local talent into the world arena is one of the Festival’s priorities. Sounds Aotearoa allows the public to catch performances by some of the country’s best indigenous musicians and the musicians to perform in front of all the right people at one time. We’re delighted to support an event that is so committed to growing NZ talent and subsequently contributes so significantly to the industry as a whole.”

For more information including ongoing updates of speakers and events, please visit www.aaf.co.nz

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Fringe Review: Rossum’s Universal Robots

Written in 1920 by Karel Capek in a newly independent Czechoslovakia, its prophetic tale of artificial intelligence, automata and human morality was initially a big hit, but it then vanished from view, in New Zealand at least, before being revived in Hamilton last year. More>>

SELECT FRINGE SHOWS:

Pictures Of Media: Call For Photographs For Reimagining Journalism

In August this year Freerange Press is launching its next big book. This time we are gathering the best writers and thinkers in the country to look at the changing media landscape in New Zealand. To illuminate and give voice to the writing we want to include around 25 excellent photos. We want these photos to document the different aspects of how journalism is made, how it used to be, and how it is changing. More>>

Safer Internet Day: Keeping Safe Online More Important Than Ever

Tuesday 9 February marks Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is designed to create awareness about the importance of Internet safety and encourages positive use of technology - with a strong focus on young people. More>>

ALSO:

We Have The Technology: Zephyrometer Up And Moving

“The needle’s stoppers had to be repaired because of the extra impact caused by the balance not being correct. We also added an extra 300kgs counter-balance – made from zinc coated steel triangle plates. These adjustments will now stop it bending low over the road in high winds.” More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Day: Treaty Of Waitangi - Found In Translation

To celebrate the Society of Translators and Interpreters's 30th anniversary, over 90 translators will work together to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages... More>>

ALSO:

Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news