Matariki Sessions

Friday 28th June - 12pm - 1:15pm

Come down to Goodside for lunch on Friday 28th June and celebrate Matariki with some live music!

12:15pm – Riki Bennett

(Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Whakaue Te Arawa, Ngati Porou)

Riki Bennett is a player of Taonga Puoro (Māori traditional musical instruments) learning to play them after attending a wānanga by the late Dr Hirini Melbourne a person considered to be a revivalist of taonga puoro in the early 1990’s, since this period he has gone on to play with many different artists as well as stage shows, film soundscapes, and has travelled and presented overseas as well as throughout Aotearoa. Riki will demonstrate some of these instruments, sounds which are becoming familiar in New Zealand produced films.

12:30pm – 1:15pm – Allana Goldsmith
(Ngāti Porou and Ngai Tai ki Tōrere)
 
Allana Goldsmith sings The Waka Kura Sessions: Māori jazz-infused music.Waka Kura means ‘that which holds precious things’ – ie. a vessel (waka) for holding something treasured (kura). Come along and hear accomplished soulful New Zealand jazz singer Allana Goldsmith sing in Te Reo Māori, backed by jazz pianist Mark Baynes double-bassist Jo Shum and drummer Jason Orme.
Waka Kura means ‘that which holds precious things’ – ie. a vessel (waka) for holding something treasured (kura). Come along and hear accomplished soulful New Zealand jazz singer Allana Goldsmith sing in Te Reo Māori, backed by jazz pianist Mark Baynes double-bassist Jo Shum and drummer Jason Orme.

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