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Ten Guitars

When:

Sat 18 Jun 2016, 8:00pm–12:00am

Where: Moon, 167 Riddiford Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: kavaclublove

Celebrating Pasifika & Maori Musika.

Wellington based Pacific and Māori arts collective Kava Club holds monthly arts events in the capital for artists and community. These events bring artists together for talks, knowledge-sharing, performances and collaborations at various different venues.

The line-up of talented musicians from around the way conjure up their own take on the song, “Ten Guitars” for one night only. A response to a long relationship with a familiar tune from a bygone era, reinterpreted within the ‘space’ created by Kava Club for the evening.

On the decks playing music by indigenous and Pacific artists will be Anton 'MC Antsman' Carter, and debuting her talents as a Selecta, Welly's own chanteuse, Ladyfruit. Kava Club is also proud to announce live acts from Pacific Underground, recipients of the 2016 Lifetime achievement award at the annual Vodafone Pacific Music Awards.

Other performers include the smooth dulcet tones of Mara TK and the amazingly vibrant Maori Side Steps. Special guest DJ Linda T from Auckland art collective D.A.N.C.E. will be promoting the event Saturday day at a pop up site in Wellington city. There will also be guest appearances from other artists on the night. In celebration there will be a special Kava Club pizza paired with Kereru's Wood Fired Toasted Coconut Porter.

The theme 'Ten Guitars' is in part a nod towards the popular Engelbert Humperdinck song. The them and art event also acknowledges kiwi crooners and entertainers such as the legendary Prince Tui Teka and a response to Michael Parekowhai's Ten Guitars artwork (1999).

Kava Club is funded by Creative NZ and with the continued support of Tautai Pacific Arts Trust - aiming to reach out to new audiences and artists.

Presented by: Kava Club.

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