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Tui Mamaki - Fly Album Release Tour

Thu Nov 22nd, 2018
The Third Eye,

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Stories of love, harvest, death and transcendence, featuring powerful, hypnotic vocals, tampura drone instruments and acoustic/electric guitars. With music as a meeting place, TUi MAMAKi''s music also becomes a playground for the spirited percussionist Myele Manzanza.

Wellington singers, including Carol Shortis, versed in Bulgarian song through their participation in TUi's World of Voice workshops, will bring to life traditional acapella pieces that have inspired the new work.

TUi MAMAKi (formally of The Mamaku Project) disappeared to Bulgaria in 2014…  Where is Bulgaria!' It is in her childhood record collection, in her impossible dreams, as far east in Europe as you can go, and now, deeply woven into her voice & being, as TUi trained for the last 3 years in the techniques and repertoire of that obscurely-famous Bulgarian folklore.

Through this kind of exile/immersion TUi has uncovered a new sound for herself - a super intimate kind of Neo-Folk, underpinned by hypnotic odd-meter Bulgarian rhythms, and clothed in delicate and dreamy, eastern-tainted melodies. The English language lyrics soften the distance and make for a strangely familiar exoticism.


MYELE MANZANZA - The son of a Congolese master percussionist, born and raised in NZ listening to hip hop, jazz and dance music, as an artist Myele Manzanza brings an eclectic style and diverse skill to his craft to create a genre bending experience rooted in jazz and african rhythm which has earned him a reputation as a composer with vision, a producer and musician who is not afraid to experiment and a powerful drummer. An inventive, accomplished and energetic drummer with a vibrant sound. - Sydney Morning Herald, AU

Thursday 22th November, 7:30pm doors / 8pm show
$20 pre at / $25 doorsales

AUCKLAND - Sun 11 NOV (feat. Basant Madhur)
ROTORUA - Sun 18 NOV (feat. Angela Frank)
WELLINGTON - Thu 22 NOV (feat. Myele Manzanza)   
NELSON - Sun 25 NOV           
CHCH - Thu 29 NOV (feat. Doug Brush)       
DUNEDIN - Sun 2 DEC   
TUTUKAKA - Sun  20 JAN (feat. Steve Moase)
 Auckland Folk Fest – Jan 2019 (feat. Chris O'Connor)
 Luminate Festival - Feb 2019
 Arts on Tour NZ - April 2019 (feat. Doug Brush)

021 155 55 82

acoustic/solo, alternative, country/folk, jazz, world, TUi MAMAKi, Myele Manzanza, Carol Shortis

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Sun 25th November
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Thu 29th November
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Sun 2nd December
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