Poetry Live and Te Hā ki Tāmaki welcome you to our celebration of Matariki
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 MUSICIANS: JACQUELINE CARTER & 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!
MATARIKI-THEMED OPEN MIC – Come and read your poem inspired by Matariki at our open mic. We also welcome general poems.
MCs: KIRI & RACHAEL
Nb. The format of the evening will be slightly different from usual. After a mihi welcome we will go into the music, following this Te Kahu will perform, and then we will finish the night with all of the open mic.
WHEN: Tuesday 4th July at 8 PM – 11 PM
WHERE: Thirsty Dog Tavern & Cafe, 469 Karangahape Road, Newton, Auckland,