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Parihaka - The Last Events

Parihaka - The Last Events
City Gallery Wellington
26 August 2000 - 19 January 2001


Sunday 5 November, 1 pm

Art History of Parihaka
The work of many contemporary artists has been influenced by the story of Parihaka. While some artists have a personal connection to the place, others have purposefully made a place for Parihaka in their work. Art historian Dr Deidre Brown will look at the different 'ways of seeing' Parihaka, its people, and its events, as presented in recent art, architecture, design and non-fiction writing.

Sunday 5 November, 3 pm

Artists in Conversation with Jonathan Mane-Wheoki and Roma Potiki Traditions grow and evolve, with artists often interpreting key events, ideas and proposing possible futures. Artists whose works are included in the exhibition discuss their response to Parihaka, and consider their engagement with political and cultural issues. A debate on some of the key issues for contemporary Maori art.

Saturday 11 November, 1-5pm Supporting the Kaupapa Concert for Parihaka, Civic Square Sounds of the conscious will echo - from reggae rhythms to Hip-Hop beats some of Aotearoa's finest come together inspired by the story of Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Käkahi, with rhymes and song. Music is power and unity is strength. The artists: David Grace & Whanau; Emma Paki; Wai 100%; Dallas Tamaira; Toni Huata; Voodoo Chile; Te Kupu; Trinity Roots. Concert MC'd by Paora Ropata. Nau mai Haere mai - All welcome - Free!

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Sounds of the conscious will echo.... From jazz and reggae rhythms to Hip Hop beats and traditional sounds, some of Aotearoa's finest come together inspired by the story of Parihaka, and the kupu (words) of Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi. Music is power and unity is strength.

The Artists David Grace & Whanau Emma Paki Wai 100% Dallas Tamaira Toni Huata Voodoo Chile Te Kupu Trinity Roots. Concert MC'd by Paora Ropata.

"Supporting the Kaupapa - A Concert for Parihaka" has been generously supported by: Civic Square Events Programme, Te Mangai Paho, Wellington City Council

Information about the Artists

Dad Grace and Whanau DAVID GRACE * David Grace will perform with Johnny Grace and Himiona Grace. * David Grace was lead guitarist/vocalist/songwriter for: Dread Beat and Blood (1984-1987); Survival (1987-1992); Injustice (1995-present) * Winner of Showcase 1998 * Recordings: Contributions to the soundtrack of Once Were Warriors; Tribal Stomp (2 tracks on the Compilation CD); Weapons of Peace

Te Kupu TE KUPU * Ngati Huia. Based in the Kapiti Coast. * Dean Hapeta a.k.a Te Kupu a.k.a D Word has been bringing out South Pacific indigenous hip hop and reggae for 15 years. * In 1988 he wrote and then released 'E Tu ', the first rap recording to be released in Aotearoa through 'Upper Hutt Posse ' the seminal group he continues to lead and manage today. * Te Kupu has just completed the third Upper Hutt Posse album 'Ma Te Wa ' for release in October 2000 * Te Kupu has recently released his latest solo album - 'Te Matakahi Kupu' * See: http://www.tekupu.com for more information

Emma Paki EMMA PAKI * Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Awa. Based in Wellington. * Emma's incredible talent has assured her great success in the music industry. * Different NZ Music Awards presented her with music awards for: * Best Songwriter 1993 * Most Promising Female Vocalist 1993 * Mana Maori 1996 * Four 'Best Music Video' awards 1993 * With two nominations for best female vocalist and best album, her first album Oxygen of Love gained gold status in NZ after its release in 1996. * Emma regularly performs at the Paua Bar and at Blue Note.

Toni Huata TONI HUATA * Ngati Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata, Lebanese, German, Scandinavian, Irish. * Toni will perform with other artists at "Supporting the Kaupapa" * Toni has recently release 'Te Maori e' - dedicated to her grandparents, the late Ngaro and Te Okanga (Aussie) Huata. The album is built around the song Te Maori e composed by Aussie, for the Te Maori exhibition in 1986. * Contributory musicians: Chaitanya Temepara ( 1996 Showcase Winner ), Te Ahukaramu Charles Royal ( Writer, Te Tohu Mauriora ), Rob Winch ( Commercial composer ), Chris 'Mu' Faimu ( DJ & Producer ), Warren Maxwell ( Trinity Roots ), Maaka Mc Gregor ( Southside of Bombay ), Brannigan Kaa ( Brown Street, Wild Poppies ). * Toni is currently touring the North Island with a Te Reo Maori play ,'Tu Rangatahi, Tu Tangata' through Taki Rua Productions. She began this post her album launch in October and will complete it in early December. * " 'Te Maori e', the self-produced debut album from Toni Huata, was funded by Te Mangai Paaho and has been nearly seven months in the making at Wellington's Flax Wax Digital. The Maori language album fuses jazz, jungle, dance and traditional sounds and was launched at Te Papa on 7 October at Te Marae." (SOURCE: 'LOOP' magazine SEPT/NOV 2000)

* See: http://www.maoriart.org.nz for more information

Wai 100% WAI 100% * Mina Ripia (Nga Puhi, Ngati Kahungunu. Based in Titahi Bay) Gaynor Rikihana (Ngati Raukawa) & Maaka McGregor (Ngati Raukawa). * "WAI 100% is the electrifying debut album by WAI. WAI 100% is producer/singer-songwriter Mina Ripia and producer/musician Maaka McGregor for Minaaka Ltd. * WAI 100% is a breathtaking and inspirational expression of original Maori waiata (music) performed in Te Reo Maori (language) whose songs and stories speak of personal feelings further sending ripples and waves out to us all. "WAI" is the Maori word for WATER. * Music of such spirit can only come from profound personal events. "It all happened when my Pa (dad) passed away and returned to Hawaaiki. Everything that was inside my heart - like my experiences, knowledge, my upbringing and the emotions - it inspired the creation of WAI 100%." * WAI 100% is refreshing music, flowing with emotion, rich with soulful melodies, beating with complex rhythms. The WAI 100% sound features guest vocalists singing in traditional tone, vocal patterns and harmonies. Organic, natural beats and rhythms (human breaths, insect and bird sounds), indigenous percussion (poi), and action sounds (body slaps, foot stamping and hand clapping) are all incorporated and complemented by contemporary jungle, funk, reggae, hip-hop and deep house grooves." (SOURCE: www.wai100.com website) * See http://www.wai100.com for more information

Voodoo Chile VOODOO CHILE * Voodoo Chile a.k.a Katarina Kawana * Dub Poet * Iwi: Tama Te Rangi Ki Kahungunu, Taranaki, Tuhoe * Member Of Magdalena Aotearoa and Tii Kouka * Producer of new Album release 'WAHINE REPREZENT' - Scheduled to be launched at Circa Theatre 4.30-5.50pm on Sat 28 October. Live acts Mina, Dale Ferris & Voodoo Chile * On the same evening Voodoo Chile is releasing 'Tricksta', her debut single, video and CD at the One Eye Gallery in Paekakariki @ 8pm to mark Maori Independence Day.

Dallas Tamaira DALLAS TAMAIRA * Describes his music as "urban soul" * Review from www.noisyland.com "Dallas Tamaira. The man with the golden voice has become a firm favourite of Wellingtonians and with the forthcoming release of his debut single, "Better Than Change" we're convinced the world is going to sit up and take notice. The single is described as "a love song about regret." Dallas, originally from Kaikoura, describes the track as paying homage to his first musical loves, soul and blues. Wellington DJ and top fella, Mu is on production duties offering a fine flavour, no doubt. The video for the single Better Than Change is to be made by this year's NZ Music Video awards winner, Sima Urale...."

Trinity Roots TRINITY ROOTS * TrinityRoots partners are: Warren Maxwell (vox, guitar - Tuhoe), Rio Hemopo (Bass, Vox - Tuwharetoa), Darren Mathiassen (Drums) and Riki Gooch (turntables, vox - Ngati Maniapoto) * Growing from reggae, roots and jungle influences, TrinityRoots provide a modern musical format incorporating break-beat rhythms and DJ accompaniments. * The Wellington-based group has been performing original work as TrinityRoots since late 1998. * TrinityRoots have made public performances with: Ben Harper (2000), Lee Scratch Perry (1999), Mad Professor (1999), Salmonella Dub (1999 & 2000), King Kapisi (2000), Roots Foundation (2000), Pitch Black (2000), Dallas Tamaira (1998-1999) 2000AD The Event (Napier 2000), Tuia 2000 Festival (Gisborne 2000) * TrinityRoots debut album is selling well and they look forward to a summer of energetic crowds and long hot days! * TrinityRoots can be seen live performing: - 21 October Kai Festival - Tolaga Bay - 27 October New Jazz Transplant - Old St John's Building, Wellington - 11 Nov "Supporting the Kaupapa - A Concert for Parihaka" King Kapisi support - Wellington Subterrania - Wellington

* See http://www.trinityroots.com) for more information

Anne Irving Publicist T: 04 801 3959 F: 04 801 3950 Parihaka - The Art of Passive Resistance 26 August - 19 January 2001 Admission Free Check out: http://www.parihaka.city-gallery.org.nz

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