New Zealand’s largest-ever music exhibition, Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa has been turning visitors into rock stars, DJ’s, dancers and producers at the Auckland Museum.
Now the music is coming to your local community. Amplifying across Auckland until 21 May 2017, you can discover free live events and performances at Auckland Council art centres.
Get into the groove and meet local musicians; watch them perform at album launches, let them teach you how to beat a drum and be inspired by their diversity of dance.
The variety is endless, but don’t miss these two hot picks:
Mangere Arts Centre: discover the myths and legends of ancient Tonga
On 8 April, members of the Tongan royal family will bless the official launch of ‘Lomipeau Aotearoa’, an album recording to revive and preserve traditional Tongan music and movement.
Auckland-based group Pukepuke o’ Tonga will bring back the original sounds and melodies of ancient Tonga with their invigorating live performance which breathes new life into the poetry of late Queen Salote Topou III.
Glenn Innes Te Oro Community Centre: Pao Pao Pao album showcase
Watch young Māori artists from the Pao Pao Pao Māori mentoring programme; perform their original waiata to showcase their exciting new compilation album on 13 April.
Councillor Efeso Collins, Chair of the Community Development and Safety Committee, says:
“We’re spreading the music of our people across Auckland with eight live events, each tailored specifically to local communities.”
“So, dive into the magic of music in Aotearoa and discover free live events at your local arts centre.”
To find a live event near you, check out the Auckland Museum Gig Guide.