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Watch Troy Kingi's 'Black Sea Golden Ladder – The Visual Album'

Watch Troy Kingi's 'Black Sea Golden Ladder – The Visual Album'

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 27th July, 2021 12:33PM

Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui) has treated fans to an hour-long cinematic creation accompanying his latest album Black Sea Golden Ladder — the fifth in the 2020 Taite Music Prize winning songwriter and actor's 10 10 10 series of genre-spanning long players. Created in collaboration with Lyttelton icon Delaney Davidson, Kingi stated his folk-tinted record is "the most personal of all my albums – the first one I feel that is truly about me". The film showcases all-new video works created for each song from the record by directors Dahnu Graham, Hayden Aull, Huhana Ruri-Panapa, Marara Katipa, Nicole Horan, Thomas Rose and Xavier Horan, edited by Huhana Ruri-Panapa. Not dissimilar to an anthology collection, the visual album is tied together by a poetic framing sequence in Te Reo Māori, starring Kingi frequenting a mysterious bar outside of time, viewing different points in Aotearoa people's lives firsthand almost Quantum Leap-style. Described as "an exploration of the human experience that spans from childhood to death" and packing a hefty emotional punch when experienced in its entirety, watch Black Sea Golden Ladder – The Visual Album below and don't miss Kingi and Davidson touring together in August and September...

Troy Kingi with Delaney Davidson - Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour

Saturday 7 August - Turner Centre, Kerikeri
Sunday 8 August - Leigh Sawmill, Leigh
Tuesday 10 August - Forum North, Whangarei
Thursday 12 August - Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton
Friday 13 August - Theatre Royal, New Plymouth
Sunday 15 August - Opera House, Whanganui
Tuesday 17 August - Theatre Royal, Nelson
Saturday 21 August - James Hay Theatre, Christchurch
Sunday 22 August - Regent Theatre, Dunedin
Saturday 28 August - Opera House, Wellington w/ live band The Senses
Saturday 4 September - Town Hall, Auckland 
w/ live band The Senses

Tickets available via TroyKingi.com


Troy Kingi's 'Black Sea Golden Ladder' is out now via AAA Records.

Links
troykingi.com/
troykingi.bandcamp.com/
delaneydavidson.bandcamp.com/

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Troy Kingi With Delaney Davidson - Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour
Sat 7th Aug
Turner Centre, Kerikeri
Troy Kingi With Delaney Davidson - Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour
Sun 8th Aug
Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
Troy Kingi With Delaney Davidson - Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour
Tue 10th Aug
Forum North, Whangarei
Troy Kingi With Delaney Davidson - Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour
Thu 12th Aug
Clarence Street Theatre, Hamilton
Troy Kingi With Delaney Davidson - Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour
Sun 15th Aug
Royal Wanganui Opera House, Whanganui
Troy Kingi With Delaney Davidson - Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour
Tue 17th Aug
Theatre Royal, Nelson
Troy Kingi With Delaney Davidson - Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour
Sat 21st Aug
The James Hay Theatre, Christchurch
Troy Kingi With Delaney Davidson - Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour
Sun 22nd Aug
The Regent, Dunedin
Troy Kingi With Delaney Davidson - Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour
Sat 28th Aug
The Opera House, Wellington
Troy Kingi With Delaney Davidson - Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour
Sat 4th Sep
Auckland Town Hall, Auckland