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Watch LEAO Perform 'Afiafi' / 'Siva Masina' + 'Musika Malie' Live For RNZ

Watch LEAO Perform 'Afiafi' / 'Siva Masina' + 'Musika Malie' Live For RNZ

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Janina Percival / Monday 21st June, 2021 10:08AM

The musical project of David Feauai-Afaese, LEAO's debut Ghost Roads EP resonates as strongly today as when it first launched in late 2019 — which we said at the time "opens up hauntological pathways, combining South Pacific tradition with post-punk / hypnagogic pop techniques to conjure a hugely compelling, enjoyable and sonically distinct ocean of sound." Named in homage to the matai name ‘Leao’ (translated as ‘The Day’), LEAO is a core member of Aotearoa's groundbreaking Noa Records collective alongside WhyFi. and Strangelove, who recently teamed up for a spellbinding RNZ live to air session at Tāmaki Makaurau's Samoa House. Enjoy newly viewable footage of LEOA playing 'Afiafi' / 'Siva Masina' and the as yet unreleased 'Musika Malie', and if you're currently in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, be sure to head along to this week's Noa Records residency events at Pyramid Club —details below...

Noa Records Residency - Pyramid Club, Wellington
More info available at the Pyramid Club site here

Wednesday 23rd June - P-LAB - Noa Records wānanga / talanoa

Thursday 24th June - WhyFi. + collaborations with taongo pūoro players Ruby Solly / Alistair Fraser and synth duo Oghum (Nell Thomas / Jonny Marks*

Saturday 26th June - Leao, Strangelove + collaboration with Riki Gooch (drums), Cory Champion (vibes / electronics) and Daniel Beban (guitar / electronics)*

*Tickets available HERE via UTR


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Noa Records Residency Night 2 - WhyFi. + Collaborations
Thu 24th Jun 8:00pm
Pyramid Club, Wellington
Noa Records Residency Night 3 - Leao, Strangelove + Collaborations
Sat 26th Jun 8:00pm
Pyramid Club, Wellington