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.West Africa meets NZ in polyrhythmic arts extravaganza

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Tuesday March 08, 2011
For Immediate Release ..

. .
.West Africa meets New Zealand in polyrhythmic arts extravaganza .

The Lawrence and Gibson publishing collective have put together an eclectic
evening of entertainment with the release of two new books, accompanied by a
debut album for Thursday March 24th.

.Brannavan Gnanalingam’s. .Getting Under Sail., a West-African travelogue
will be complemented by a similarly themed DJ set by .TV Disko.. .Richard
Meros’ Privatising Parts. political treatise will be complemented by .Don
Franks’. political songs. To top off the evening, .The Phrenologist. will
release his debut album .Tales..

.Getting Under Sail. chronicles .Brannavan Gnanalingam. and two other
erstwhile Kiwis in their ill-prepared trip through West Africa. .Gnanalingam
. may be familiar to all classes of Wellington readers from his journalistic
efforts at the Listener, the Dominion Post, the Lumiere Reader, and Salient.
.Getting Under Sail. is his first book.

.Privatising Parts. is the election year follow up to .Richard Meros’. first
book .On the conditions and possibilities of Helen Clark taking me as her
Young Lover.. As Clark did not take Meros, he decides that it is love itself
that is malfunctioning. The vivid logic of .Freakonomics.. .meets the
tattle-tale polemic of .I’ve Been Thinking. in the first shot across the bow
of the 2011 election.

.Tales. is the debut album by Wellington act .The Phrenologist.. It consists
of nine songs that will drag you on a pleasant journey from the asylum to
the opium den...

. “With Wellington’s street-filling festivals imploding due to a lack of
funds, the independent DIY arts scenes are returning to centre stage,”. said
James Marr of Lawrence and Gibson.
.“We’re here, we veer... so get used to it!”.


.Attend the triple launch the Garden Bar, 13 Dixon St, Te Aro from 6pm..

.Free entry. Drinks and nibblets provided..

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