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Christchurch City Council Media Release 13 December 2001

Entertainment For Christmas Shoppers

FREE Christmas Lunchtime Concert Series,
Cathedral Square, 12.30 to 2pm, December 17,18,19,20,21.

Last minute Christmas shoppers will be treated to a little lunchtime entertainment next week when some of Christchurch’s most popular musicians perform in Cathedral Square.

On Monday 17th Te Huaki Puanaki’s vocal brilliance will light up the inner city when he shares music that ‘caters to young and old’. Hip Hop, funk, 1960’s , reggae, Pacific – this well rounded entertainer covers all genres, and all ages.

Tuesday 18th sees Pacific Underground performing their blend of reggae and Pacific sounds, mixing originals with covers, this band have won awards, recorded the CD ‘Landmark’, and have made multiple television appearances.

Wednesday 19th is the day to experience Sheelaroc and Verse 2, two young bands catering to a younger audience. Sheelaroc’s international hip-hop style has won them accolades all over New Zealand, and the recent launch of their music video was attended by a huge crowd.

On Thursday 20th Sam Manzanza returns to Cathedral Square, with his African Rhythm Band. A consummate professional and ‘people person’ Sam promises African music with jazz/blues influence that he calls Hot Dance Music.

The series finishes on Friday 21st with The Canterbury Plainsmen Barbershop Chorus who specialize in harmonised cappella singing.

With something for everyone, Cathedral Square will come alive next week for the Christmas Season.

For more information, call Jo Eade, with the Christchurch City Council Events team, phone 9418 470.


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