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The Mamaku Project


Sat 15 May 2010, 8:30pm–10:30pm

Where: The Crater Room, 5 Story Place, Taupo

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Premiere Ticket: $39.00
  • Premiere Ticket -Student ID: $19.50
  • A Reserve : $35.00
  • A Reserve - Student ID: $17.50
  • B Reserve : $29.00
  • B Reserve -Student ID: $14.50
  • Additional fees may apply


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Listed by: Sarah Hunter

The Mamaku Project weave French bohemian roots, Pacifica dub and electro-Oriental-jazz into a captivating and sultry musical concoction, spliced with a sprinkling of circus.

Named after the tall native Mamaku tree fern, the project was born from the meeting of two French-New Zealand artists, Tui Mamaki and Monsieur Escargot, at the Errobiko Festival in Pays Basque in France.

Now based on and drawing inspiration from Auckland’s West Coast and a raft of local musicians, the project’s multi-lingual noir poetry and infectious earthy grooves will stir your soul and move your feet.

“… A very impressive show, weaving a dense musical web of sounds including sultry and moody dub, mixed with quintessentially French and bohemian melodies and enchanting elements of the east… giving off a very theatrical exuberance…Can’t wait ‘til they return!” Rip It Up, Australia

“I have been utterly seduced… a smart, slightly sassy, supremely confident and utterly engaging album.” **** Graham Reid - NZ Herald/ Elsewhere

“…Sprouting their own version of New Zealand song, taking in Pacifica, dub/reggae and jazz styles with a distinctly cinematic weave. A new national treasure.”
Simon Sweetman – North & South

"They will surprise you from start to finish…It’s a big call, but I haven’t heard anyone like The Mamaku Project before…” **** Peter Thornton - Rip It Up

“ Wild West Coast Cabaret… silky soul dub” Scott Kara – NZ Herald

Presented as a part of the ERUPT Lake Taupo Festival.

Staged against a palette of blazing autumn colour and the epic volcanic central plateau, the 8th biennial festival is packed with quality national and international entertainment.

Move and shake at ERUPT Lake Taupo Festival 6-16th May 2010.