Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Mission Bay bathed in golden sounds

AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL
MEDIA RELEASE


14 December 2005

Mission Bay bathed in golden sounds

Aucklanders can enjoy some great New Zealand music by the beach this summer with a new addition to Auckland City's free Music in Parks season, the Sounds of Summer @ Mission Bay series.

Two free concerts, featuring the best in pop and Latin music, will be held on the shores of Mission Bay at Selwyn Reserve.

The series kicks off on 7 January with the golden sounds of the hugely popular Goldenhorse, supported by the hi-energy Batucada Sound Machine.

Goldenhorse's first album, Riverhead, was nominated for three Tuis at the 2003 New Zealand Music Awards, including Best Album and Best Female Vocalist. It spent over 70 weeks on the local sales charts and sold in excess of 50,000 copies. The group recently released their much anticipated second album, Out Of The Moon.

Auckland-based musicians, Batucada Sound Machine headlined at the Sydney Festival in January 2005, playing to over 10,000 people each night in Darling Harbour. The 15-piece group boasts members from Chile, Brazil, the UK and NZ, and as the numbers suggest, the sound they create is truly massive. Featuring an all-star horn section, a 7-piece percussion line-up and more, Batucada Sound Machine deliver a mix of Latino groove, Brazilian beats and raw hip-hop.

The second Sounds of Summer @ Mission Bay concert on 4 March will feature the smooth Latin sounds of Kantuta, New Zealand's top Latin dance band which has achieved both Gold and Platinum records. Kantuta perform a unique style of modern Latino music which is inspired by the musical influences of the group's varied cultural background. The concert will also include DJ Loco, free salsa lessons and a dance show.

Be sure to bring your friends and family down to Selwyn Reserve this summer and enjoy these unique concerts, sponsored by The Promenade, Mission Bay.

Music in Parks concerts are produced by Auckland City, with support from Radioworks. They are just some of more than 60 free events provided by Auckland City as part of the Ak@Play summer events programme. Check out www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/mips for more details.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Whether We Should Be Betting Quite So Heavily On Astra Zeneca’s Covid Vaccine

According to this week’s Speech from the Throne, maintaining public safety during the pandemic will remain the government’s top priority. Next year will (hopefully) bring the rolling out of a free vaccination against Covid-19 to New Zealander. Currently, there are three possible vaccine contenders but the effectiveness of the vaccine will be only one of the factors determining which vaccine will pre-dominate. On the basis of the cost per dose, and the ease of manufacture, storage and distribution, the Astra Zeneca/Oxford University vaccine will almost certainly be the prime choice for New Zealand, at least initially... More>>

 

New Zealand Government: Speech From The Throne

It is my privilege to exercise the prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen and open the 53rd Parliament.
In the October election, New Zealanders elected a majority Government for the first time under our Mixed Member Proportional electoral system... More>>

Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>

ALSO:

Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>

ALSO:


New Zealand Government: To Declare A Climate Emergency

The Government will declare a climate emergency next week, Climate Change Minister James Shaw said today. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis that will impact on nearly every aspect of our lives and the type of planet our children will inherit ... More>>

ALSO:

Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels