Celebrate New Zealand Music Month with Te Huaki Puanaki in Cathedral Square
6 May 2003
Firday May 9 2003, 12.15 to 1.15pm, Cathedral Square. FREE
In 2002, six
New Zealand albums made it to the number one spot on the Top 50
album charts and as a percentage of the total music
sales market, New Zealand music made up 9% of total sales in 2002,
just 6% in 2001.
In 1995, the amount of New Zealand music played
on New Zealand commercial radio was 2%. By the end of 2002 that
figure had reached
15%. 15% of all music played across all formats of commercial
radio in New Zealand
Without a doubt, New Zealand Music Month is something
to celebrate, and this Friday’s Lunchtime Concert features an accomplished
Te Huaki Puanaki has been playing his brand of Hip Hop, reggae,
jazz and pacific sounds for about 5 years, and he will perform
this Friday lunchtime
in Cathedral Square as part of Christchurch City Council Leisure ‘s
FREE Friday Lunchtime Concert series.
He describes his music as ‘catering
to young and old’, and he
likes to play a wide range of styles, from 60’s favourites, and modern
interpretations, through to songs in Maori.
Huaki grew up in a supportive
environment, with parents keenly interested in all things musical.
He plays original compositions
as well as covers, and has performed at many community events,
and even as far away
as Singapore. He has also produced a 14 track CD.
Join Te Huaki
Puanaki this Friday lunchtime in Cathedral Square.
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