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Parihaka International Peace Festival

Parihaka International Peace Festival welcomes Tiki Taane

Taranaki’s iconic Parihaka International Peace Festival welcomes award-winning performer Tiki Taane, and a full 40-piece troupe to the 2010 Festival.

Tiki’s set will feature his band, the Dub Soldiers, and Te Pou o Mangataawhiri, the kapa haka group formed in 1921 by Te Puea Herangi.
“Parihaka is the one festival I've been wanting to play for years,” says Taane.

“To perform and be a part of something that has so much depth and history is a huge inspiration and honour. To be joined onstage with the powerful Te Pou o Mangatawhiri, this will make it an unforgettable experience that can't be topped."
“The Parihaka Festival has wanted to include Tiki Taane since it began in 2006 and 2010 is the first year it has been possible. We are delighted to be able to present this big show at Parihaka,” says Festival Director Te Miringa Hohaia.

Also joining the growing lineup at the 5th Parihaka Festival is Billy TK and Powerhouse, who are reuniting for their first performance in over 30 years.

Billy Te Kahika, regarded as one of New Zealand’s greatest guitarists, has played at every Parihaka International Peace Festival. In 2010 he will be joined by musicians he last played with in the 1970s, including vocalists Mahia Blackmore and Arnold Tihama.

Other acts announced yesterday were the Benka Borodovsky Bordello Band, Big Belly Woman, Julian Temple Band, Native Sons and Roy G and the BIVinators.
The festival at Parihaka Paa runs 7-11 January 2010, with Tiki Taane and the Dub Soldiers to perform on Saturday night. Early Bird Tickets are still available for $175 until 7 November, exclusively from
Parihaka Paa is situated on Surf Highway 45 in South Taranaki.


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