|15 February 2002|
Maori Waiata with a Twist
SummerTimes FREE Friday Lunchtime Concert, February 15th, 12.30pm to 2pm, Cathedral Square.
A fusion of traditional Maori waiata with contemporary world music rhythms, Svelte Hemisphere, promise an experience of traditional Maori music, as you have never encountered before.
This Friday in Cathedral Square, as part of SummerTimes, Svelte Hemisphere a three piece original band, will blend the music of their tupuna with uplifting beats from today's progressive sounds.
Donna Tairakena, Rick Tait, and Wally Tairakena formed Svelte Hemisphere six years ago, and have had audiences grooving at festivals from the North to the South with personal highlights being, the Nile River Festival on the West Coast, the Whangarei Jazz and Blues Festival, the Whitecliffs Folk Festival and Womad.
More recently Svelte Hemisphere have been delighting diners at the Mainstreet Café with their funky sound and with the release of their C.D "Svelte", their tunes are now available to takeaway. Donna, Rick and Wally are delighted to be performing in the SummerTimes Lunchtime Concert Series and are looking forward to bringing their unique sounds to your Friday lunch break.
Svelte Hemisphere in the Square, be there!
For more information: call Beatrice Cheer, PR and Promotions Coordinator Events, Christchurch City Council Leisure, Ph 9418 495 or 025 86 88 71
See also: www.SummerTimes.org.nz