Twenty new artists announced for WOMAD New Zealand 2020

A political Jamaican Reggae icon, an ambassador of African music and a group of seasoned musicians from Aotearoa are just a few of the heavy-hitting performers announced for WOMAD New Zealand 2020 – 13 – 15 March 2020, New Plymouth WOMAD New Zealand is famous for bringing together artists from all over...

Pacific Break Music competition!

Calling all up and coming Pacific musicians! Pacific Break is Radio Australia’s Pacific Music competition, offering Pacific musicians the chance to launch their international music career in Australia. Listen to an interview with organiser Rick Howe below If you are a musician who’s a citizen or resident of...

And the Theme for Splore is…

Infinity “And in that moment, I swear we were Infinite.” Let us dream beyond Infinity. Explore the outermost reaches of your imagination, listen to your heart, see limitless potential, turn up full spectrum and unleash your creativity. We don’t need to tell you what to wear to a...

Finalists announced for the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

The ‘Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards | Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa’ have been announced and it’s a strong group of 2019 Tui finalists! Kiwi hip hop artist Tom Scott’s jazz-inspired hip hop project Avantdale Bowling Club was three years in the making, but only took one week...

Base FM’s 15th Birthday – Fri 11 Oct!

15 years of ‘No Commercial Bullshit’… Happy Birthday to BASE! From humbled beginnings as a small local FM station, broadcasting from a tiny closet and out into Ponsonby & Grey Lynn only. We certainly have grown up a bit… There’ll be a jam-packed lineup of over 20 artists,...

CHURCH & AP ‘ROULETTE’

With a national tour under their belt, this week’s Local Eye’s is Church & AP‘s brand new single ‘Roulette’, produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan. “We’re not trying to play it safe. We aren’t jumping on a new trend from across the ditch, or sticking to what we know,” Church & AP. Church and AP met on the first...

NORTHERN BASS 19/20

Ticket update: You’ve seen it with campervans, with Fuzen Lounge tickets and soon it will happen with 3 Day passes and 3 Day camping… everything is selling faster this year so don’t leave it too late! Remember! Everyone camping on site needs to get their own camping pass...

Dream lineup of creative collaborators for Manawa Ora 2019 announced

Three powerhouse creative talents join this year’s Manawa Ora production Three major New Zealand creative artists will collaborate with a group of Auckland teenagers to create this year’s Manawa Ora, a series of ground-breaking performances at Tāmaki’s Basement Theatre staged by Ngā Rangatahi Toa. The creative artists assisting...

Tempo announces full breakthrough Dance line-up for 2019

Tempo launches its full 2019 programme hot off the heels of nearly sold out shows for Parris Goebel and Sau e Siva! Tempo will bring Auckland City to life from the 2nd – 12th October with 60 vibrant breakthrough dance works. “When I share in kōrero about Tempo, I am...

FATHE – What I See

This weeks Local Eyes is a beautiful track called ‘What I See’ from NZ via Ethiopia artist FATHE, filmed, edited and directed by Vinnie Carter. FATHE (pronounced Faht-he) is a multidisciplinary artist hailing from Ethiopia, East Africa who has been living in New Zealand since he was 15....

Samoan Hip Hop breaks Hollywood

A song from Kiwi- Sāmoan artists Tha Movement & Anonymouz has a starring role in Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the first stand-alone film in the global smash-hit ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise that has amassed almost $5 billion worldwide to date. Featured on the film’s official...

Hibiscus coast ‘Shakes It Off’ with Antonio Bukhar

On Wednesday, 19 June at the Silverdale Hall in Stanmore Bay, the local community led by Antonio Bukhar got together to ‘Shake It Off’. The project was a huge success and brought together people of diverse backgrounds, genders and skill ability. The level of experience ranged from beginners...

WIN an epic Island Escape to Samoa for two!

This month go in the draw to win our biggest giveaway, an Island Escape to Samoa for two! This pack is worth over $10k, so don’t sleep, get in there now and take away this EPIC holiday trip for two!! This epic prize pack for two includes: >...