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Arts on Tour NZ Presents … Whirimako Black

Arts on Tour NZ Presents … Whirimako Black

1 November 2023 at 8pm

OSPA Theatre, Hall Road, Onewhero


Whirimako Black is Aotearoa’s undisputed soul diva. With melodies caressed into shape by the language of her ancestors, Whirimako has carved out a musical pathway leading from the mists of the Urewera to the world. She is joined on stage by the multi-instrumentalist Kim Halliday who perfectly complements her with her virtuosity, and Mahina Kaui’s out of this world Taonga Puoro sounds and vocals. Whirimako Black, with Special Guests, Kim Halliday and Mahina Kaui

Whirimako Black – One of New Zealand’s most distinctive singers, Whirimako has featured on numerous collaborations with some of the world’s most highly regarded musical artists. List of awards include Best Māori Album, Best Jazz Album, and a Silver Scroll award for Best Māori Composition.

Kim Halliday was the principle writer for Pacific Curls Trio, for 12 years and is a multi-instrumentalist, performing in Major festivals around the world. Kim Currently performs with Gitbox and Kita Trio.

Mahina is a talented recording artist, composer and accomplished player of Nga Taonga Puuoro (Maori Instruments). She features on the numerous projects and collaborations, such as, ‘Te Hau Manu’ series on Maori TV 2010 and Te Taura Whiri I te Reo (Maori Language Commission’s Cartoons with Maree Sheehan 2013 and 2017.