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Matariki Festival 2018: Upu Mai Whetū

When:

Tue 10 Jul 2018, 8:00pm
Wed 11 Jul 2018, 8:00pm
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 8:00pm
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 8:00pm
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 8:00pm

Where: The Basement, Lower Greys Avenue, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Concession: $22.00
  • Cheap Wednesday: $20.00
  • Group 6+: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Basement Theatre

There is a constant need for indigenous and children of diaspora in Oceania to tell our own stories.

Aotearoa has experienced massive growth and popularity of spoken word poetry as young poets take to writing and sharing their own stories.

However, there exists an extensive wealth of literature written by Pacific and Maori pioneers, left unspoken and unshared in performance spaces.

Upu Mai WhetŪ will revive the words, the upu, of the early stars of Maori and Pacific literature.

Rediscover the way we came as we breathe the past into the present using our current Maori and Pacific stars of stage and screen.

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