4th July 2017 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Guest Poet: Te Kahu Rolleston
Te Kahu Rolleston (Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāi Te Rangi) is a spoken word poet and performer known nationally and internationally and the winner of a number of awards. His compositions are in Te Reo Māori and English and he is inspired by generations of orators, haka, waiata and Ngā Manu Kōrero.
Guest Musician: Jacqueline Carter and James Webster
Jacqueline Carter (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Maru, Ngāi Te Rangi and Pākehā) is a composer, poet, singer and teacher aide, as well as a member of Te Hā Contemporary Māori Writers and its Auckland regional group Te Hā ki Tāmaki. James Webster (Tainui, Te Arawa and Pākehā) is a maker and player of taonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instruments) as well as a tā moko (traditional body art) practitioner, multi-media artist and kai whakairo (carver). He has performed and played both the taonga pūoro and the karetao (traditional “puppets”) nationally and internationally and in a variety of settings, as well as exhibiting his artwork and doing tā moko. James and Jacqs have come together again, after several years of doing their own thing, to perform a range of original compositions, and gratefully supported by whānau and friends. We hope you enjoy – Ngā mihi o te wā nei! Ko te hokinga mai o Matariki, ko te whetū o te tau, he tau pai te tau, hē tau ora te tau, tihei mauri ora!
Open Mic: all welcome to read/performKoha entry
MCs: Kiri & Rachael