Spiegel Fest Around Taranaki - Troy Kingi Kakaramea

Thursday, November 21, 2019 07:30 PM

7.30pm, Kakaramea Hall, South Taranaki. Tickets $50 + booking fee available from South Taranaki I-SITE Visitor Centre, 55 High Street, Hawera, 06 278 8599, 0800 111 323 or Marie Dwyer 021 230 4346

Multi award-winning Troy Kingi has been described as "Aotearoa's Northland Treasure". The release of his third album Holy Colony Burning Acres delves into the dark corners of worldly indigenous politics, namely colonisation and its effects on today's social climate.

A stark contrast to the space psychedelia of Kingi's sophomore offering Shake Your Skinny Ass all the way to Zygertron, Holy Colony Burning Acres is a motivated commentary in an electrifyingly 70's style deep roots/reggae offering reminiscent of such bands as The Abyssinians, The Upsetters and The Congos.

A hard-hitting exploration of major issues facing indigenous people all around the world is delivered through Kingi's distinctive sonic quality, vocal style and poetry. All underscored with empathic Marley-inspired political consciousness.