June 26, 2015
Weekend of Matariki music
Maori music in on show this weekend at Matariki events around the country, and west Auckland is celebrating one of its own.
Corban Estate is hosting a rare public appearance by Whaia & The Mahician, led by singer Lois McIver and drummer Leyton Greening.
They’ll be on a bill with Tunes of I and Matiu Te Huki.
McIver says it took 15 years to make her first te reo Maori album Whaia, and it’s great to now get on stage and give those songs life.
"It’s quite beautiful having your own little taonga, something you have created, being able to share that. It's a journey you have to take to share somethgn that is uniquely yours, from Leighton and myself. You can be hesitant but we are grateful we have had such great reviews of the waiata we have we are just happy to get out there and share it," she says.
As well as the Corban Estate Matariki concert, the Auckland Council’s Matariki on the Move series includes Hawaiki Tu’s Te Manawa haka theatre show at the new Te Pou Theatre in Portage Rd, and the Ed Waaka Band at the Puhoi Centennial Hall, both events starting at 7pm tomorrow.
There’s also Mika Haka Foundation’s Matariki Mix It at The Basement theatre in central Auckland tonight and tomorrow.
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