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


Pacific music gig brings international flavour

7 May 2014

Pacific music gig brings international flavour.

PASIFIKANA - a post Vodafone Pacific Music Awards event on Friday 9 May, at The Tuning Fork (Vector Arena) brings international musicians Kalaga’la from New Caledonia who will collaborate for one night only with New Zealand Hip Hop icon King Kapisi (DJ set), Spoken Word artists Daren Kamali, Grace Taylor and Ole Maiava, from Christchurch - Pacific Underground and from Dunedin - reggae artists ‘Koile.

Kalaga’la is on New Zealand soil to celebrate being finalists at the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards in the newest category the FLAVA Best International Group. The New Caledonia group that consists of members of Wallis and Futuna origin, are up against artists Fiji and Spawnbreezie - popular US based musicians who have had plenty of commercial airplay on New Zealand’s Pacific and iwi radio stations.

Regardless of results the group being finalists has brought encouragement from their New Caledonia supporters, family and networks bringing them to Auckland to attend and perform at the ceremony.

The PASIFIKANA gig gives Kalaga’la the opportunity to continue collaborating with artists after previous exchanges both here and in New Caledonia. Patrice Kaikilekofe who leads the band Kalaga’la is also a well known visual artist who trained here in New Zealand. He has continued networking with musicians at festivals and exhibitions all over the Pacific.

“We’d met with musicians Ole Maiava, Tigilau Ness, ‘Koile and Pacific Underground previously in Auckland, Christchurch, New Plymouth and the Solomon Islands. And we’ve also hosted them in New Caledonia. We’re honoured to have the opportunity to jam again at PASIFIKANA this time joined by King Kapisi (DJ set), Grace Taylor, Ole Maiava and Daren Kamali” says Patrice.

PASIFIKANA is artists sharing music of Pacific origin regardless of where each artist resides - New Zealand or New Caledonia, South Island or North Island. The origins of the collective groups are Wallis & Futuna, Uvea, Samoa, Tonga, Tokelau, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand and France.
“…so our music has an international Pacific flavour. We always look forward to jamming again together.” Says Patrice.

PASIFIKANA, The Tuning Fork (Vector Arena), 5pm, Koha / Mealofa

Featuring King Kapisi (dj set - Auckland), Daren Kamali (Auckland), Grace Taylor (Auckland) , Kalaga'la (New Caledonia), Tyssia (New Caledonia), 'Koile (Dunedin), Pacific Underground (Christchurch), Ole Maiava (Auckland). Patrice Kaikilekofe (New Caledonia), The Mavaega Sisters (Auckland).


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Before The Quakes

Remembering Christchurch: Voices from decades past: The Christchurch I lived in for my first 23 years was where four-year-olds walked alone to kindergarten, crossing roads empty of all but a couple of cars per hour. My primary school, Ilam, was newly built on a grassy paddock surrounded by rural land... More>>

6-11 October: New Zealand Improvisation Festival Hits Wellington

Wellingtonians will have a wide selection of improv to feast on with a jam packed programme containing 22 shows, three companies from Australia, two companies from Auckland, one from Nelson, one from Christchurch and seven from Wellington. More>>


Bird Of The Year: New Zealanders Asked To Vote For Their Favourite Native Bird

Te Radar, David Farrier, Heather du-Plessis Allan and Duncan Garner are just some of the New Zealanders championing their favourite native bird in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition, which kicks off today.. More>>


Werewolf Film: It Follows - Panic In Detroit

Philip Matthews: When you heard last month that Wes Craven had died and you wanted to pay homage, you could have sat down with any one of five of his films that helped reinvent American horror at least three times over three decades... Or you could just have watched one of the greatest recent horror films that would probably not exist without Craven. More>>


Werewolf Music: Searching For The White Wail - On Art Pepper, etc

If the word ‘hipster’ means anything – which it arguably doesn’t – it seems to be more of an impulse than a condition. One always headed for the margins, and away from the white-bred, white-bread mainstream... More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Leonardo da Vinci - The Graphic Work

The breadth of da Vinci’s work is incredible: from animals to weaponry, architecture to fabric, maps to botany. The works have been divided into themes such as Proportion Drawings, Anatomical Drawings and Drawings of Maps and Plans. Each section begins with a short essay. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: James Hector: Explorer, Scientist, Leader

Publication of this comprehensive 274-page account of the life and work of James Hector by the Geoscience Society of New Zealand marks the 150th anniversary of James Hector’s appointment as New Zealand’s first government scientist. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news