A celebration of the new ACAPOLLiNATiONS album M/OTHER Tongue!
A multi-lingual, compelling collection of colourful folklore songs, where archaic musical systems are reimagined for three vivacious voices. In this performance, Tui Mamaki (French-Kiwi), Chelsea Prastiti (Greek-Kiwi) and Sally Howe (Cook Island-Kiwi) interweave songs from their grandmothers – both genetic and imagined – with a bespoke repertoire issue of Tui Mamaki’s love affair with Bulgarian Folklore. Evocative melodies, stirringly close harmony and stories we all know – of longing, harvest and transcendence.
“Hauntingly beautiful…” Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival
“Beautiful, unique, holding the audience with just the power of the voice…”
Titirangi Festival of Music
Soon to be on WOMAD NZ stages!
Sounds of The Cedar Forest (Opening Act)
In this performance Matt de Boer (ney, kaval, klarnet, daire) and Saba Al-Saleem (spoken word) muse on the recently discovered 5th table of the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh. Weaving contemporary poetry and readings of the text with an evocative array of traditional wood-wind melodies, these artists invite us into a reflection on nature, mortality and otherness.