Joined by special guests Kim Halliday and Mahina Kaui.
Wednesday 29 November 2023
Everybodys Theatre, 72 Tasman Street, Ōpunakē
Doors open at 6.30pm – show starts 7.00pm.
Tickets $10 – available at Everybodys Theatre, Ōpunakē & Manaia LibraryPlus.
Whirimako Black is Aotearoa’s undisputed soul diva. With melodies caressed into shape by the language of her ancestors, Whirimako has carved out a musical pathway leading from the mists of the Urewera to the world.
Joined on stage by the multi-instrumentalist Kim Halliday who perfectly complements her with her virtuosity, and Mahina Kaui’s out of this world Taonga Puoro sounds and vocals it’s a performance not to be missed.
One of New Zealand’s most distinctive singers, Whirimako has featured on numerous collaborations with some of the world’s most highly regarded musical artists. List of awards include Best Māori Album, Best Jazz Album, and a Silver Scroll award for Best Māori Composition.
One of the key pioneers of the Māori music industry, Whirimako Black from the Tūhoe Nation, paved the way for Māori and te reo recording artists. Whirimako is a veteran of 8 albums and has collaborated with numerous national and international musicians. Her blending of folk, jazz and blues incorporates traditional Māori music forms singing in English and te Reo Māori.
EventfindaARTS ON TOUR NZ (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand as well as support from Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust South, Interislander, Otago Community Trust, Aotearoa Gaming Trust, West Coast Community Trust, Pub Charity and Community Trust Mid and South Canterbury. AOTNZ liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and theatrical talent to country districts. The AOTNZ programme is environmentally sustainable as artists travel to their audiences rather than the reverse. www.aotnz.co.nz