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When:

Thu 20 Oct 2011, 7:00pm–12:00am

Where: Studio, 340 Karangahape Rd, Newton, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • Presale: $20.00
  • 1st Release: $29.90
  • 2nd Release: $35.00
  • Door charge: $40.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: projectile

Rhyme Summit Aotearoa is a brand new annual event on the NZ spoken word, rap & lyrical-music map that will see some of the country’s finest hip-hop and reggae wordsmiths take the stage alongside our most well-respected spoken word and poetry performers, with special international flavors including 'Grime' and 'Latin'. Join us for one outstanding night of lyrical entertainment in the style of Def Jam poetry.

The event will be covered by Maori Television and broadcast in New Zealand.

Presented by 95bFM, in association with Anahera Press, An Obese Squirrel Event.

With Musical Performances from:
- Kapa Haka Group (12 piece);
- Soul Station (5 piece);
- Easy (8 piece);
- Hollie Smith (Tyson Smith - guitar);
- King Kapisi;
- MC H-One (The Kingites);
- Dub Terminator + MC Mana;
- Silva MC;
- The Solomonix;
- Jah Red Lion.

A capella performances from:
- King Kapisi;
- Queen Shirl'e;
- Glenn Colquhoun (Kapiti Coast);
- Wordperfect;
- Uptown Suite (USA) (1st Place 100k Battle);
- K-One;
- Robert Sullivan;
- Tyson Tyler;
- Karlo Mila (Wellington);
- Selina Tusitala Marsh;
- Ermehn (King Of The Doors);
- Jai Macdonald (Winner - Poetry Idol 2010);
- Penny Ashton;
- JYO (Christchurch) (Winner: Bar 4 Bar 1 & 3);
- Bill E-Fluid (Optimus Gryme Recordings);
- Carrie Rudzinski (USA) (14th in the world - 2011 Women Of The World Poetry Slam);
- Daren Kamali (South Auckland Poets Collective);
- Ruia Aperahama;
- Cronik Re;
- Resin;
- Jay Roacher (Christchurch);
- Leiana Robertson;
- Kay Poeta;
- Jinetero MC (Cuba);
- Ben Brown (Christchurch);
- Gus Simonovic (Serbia);
- Demi Kahn (USA);
- Jah Red Lion (Chile);
- PhD (NZ/USA);
- Dlar (Winner: Bar 4 Bar 2);
- Bright Sparks (Scotland);
- Big Smyle (Winner: Subject 2 Verse);
- Bella Shanti;
- Nowroze Nayar (Bangladesh);
- Michael Rudd;
- Matthew Harvey (UK);
- Iron Will;
- Doug Poole;
- The Feelstyle (Samoa);
- Emma Hand (Queenstown);
- Zane Scarborough (South Auckland Poets Collective);
- Pakkz the General (Borough Kings);
- Projectile (England);
- Lapse (Evol P Music);
- Bella Mafia;
- Grace Taylor (South Auckland Poets Collective);
- Stuntman;
- Spearman (President - 1 Out Street Battles);
- Razor Chest;
- Something Different;
- Christian Jensen (Norway);
- Kiri Piahana-wong (Winner - 2011 Kupu Rere Matariki Slam);
- Simone Kaho;
- Fluent;
- Boxx (Mind Molestaz);
- Rising Voices Slam Winner (TBA);
- J-Kupa (Kamo Collective);
- Badu Kid (Kamo Collective).

Hosted by Amanda Ashton (Maori Television).

Tickets:
1 Night;
Real Groovy (438 Queen St);
Beat Merchants (555 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn);
Conch (115A Ponsonby Rd).

Original artwork 'Tawhirimatea' by Rewi McLay. Graphic design by Kameron Hollis & Darryl Jones.

Big Thanks to:
Maori Television;
K Rd Business Association;
Bill Gray Photography (1 Snap Music);
Rockstar New Zealand;
Central Promotions;
South Auckland Poets Collective;
1 Out Street Battles.

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