Night at the Museum ft Huia Hamon, Chris Webber and Jason Hamon
3rd July, 6.30pm
Te Reo Maori Language Week is an annual event which is celebrated nationally first week in July. This year, celebrations are held from 4th to 10th of July. Rotorua Museum is hosting a week full of events for all the family to enjoy.
On Sunday, 3rd of July, The Rogue Stage is invited to present live, original Te Reo Maori Waiata and Poetry. For the occasion I have invited Huia Hamon as our guest artists, joined by Chris Webber and Jason Hamon, our local te reo songsmiths. This event will be stripped back, intimate and personal, with explanations of the songs throughout.
Huia is a bilingual performer from Aotearoa NZ. She incorporates electronic beats, organic percussion with live guitars and deep harmonies, described as an easy sound with conscious lyrical content.
Huia has had a vast musical journey singing with various artists and at festivals such as Waiheke Jazz Fest, Splore, Matariki Festival, Sundaise Festival, Oratia Jungle Festival, Mihirangiʻs Somebody Shake The Tree Tourʻ, The Body Arts Awards, Parihaka, The Big Day Out, Rhythm n Vines and Pao Pao Pao.
Her latest release Āta E.P. is a journey through Huia’s favourite music styles with reggae and dub beats by House of Shem and drum and bass by Baitercell. For more of her bare foot and easy style, please follow this link: www.iamhuia.com
Huia is also a recipient of an ART Venture Award 2015, acknowledging her outstanding work as a musician, mentor, producer, events director and publicist.
Chris Webber is a virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and versatile Rotorua-based performer. In this performance, he weaves a fusion of guitar, live looping sounds, reo Maori songs and narrative to celebrate te wiki o te reo Maori.
Related to Huia Hamon, Jason is a multi-media artist who can turn his talents to any creative platform. He is a talented guitartist and drummer who plays alongside Huia as the other half of The Retro Poets, a duo steadily building a reputation for bringing 19th centuary Te Reo Maori poetry to many local stages in NZ.
Tickets are $30 per adult and $12 for students, available at Musicworks Rotorua, Rotorua Museum and by email booking through Karin Vincent from The Rogue Stage. Alternatively you can purchase tickets online at www.theroguestage.co.nz
Any further queries or questions, you are welcome to contact Karin at 02102381057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.