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Going West Festival – Voices of Aotearoa

26 Jun 2020 - 25 Sep 2020


Friday 26 June 2020, 9.00am - Friday 25 September 2020, 11.59pm

New episodes will be uploaded every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning





Tune in to Going West Festival's Voices of Aotearoa podcast series, a curated selection of the Festival's best events from its inception 25 years ago.

Expect to hear from literary taonga like Michael King deliberating on the social function of togetherness in the week following 9/11, Albert Wendt describing his arrival in Aotearoa as a mono-linguistic Samoan child, Witi Ihimaera’s highly charged, multi-layered journey through memory and emotion with Sue Orr, and in a key historical moment Festival Patron, Maurice Gee reading from his novel Going West, from the very spot in Henderson that inspired it.

Enjoy music from festival favourites including The Bellbirds featuring Don McGlashan and Small Holes in the Silence – a selection of poetry set to music featuring poet Bill Manhire, composer and pianist Norman Meehan, vocalist Hannah Griffin and saxophonist Blair Latham. Reconnect to poetry, from Sam Hunt, Serie Barford, Tusiata Avia and friends.

New episodes will be uploaded every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.


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