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Thursday, July 23, 2020

World of Words Goes Digital / He Kōrero Matihiko o Te Ao

WOMAD NZ is excited to present a new online programme featuring some of New Zealand's most diverse voices, authors, comedians, musicians and poets.

'World of Words Goes Digital' is a series of 9 rich conversations programmed weekly and starting Sunday 5 July 2020. Each series shares words of wisdom, inspiration, personal challenges and journeys from an inspiring line up which includes Tame Iti, Mike Chunn, Penny Ashton, Chessie Henry, Te Radar, Elizabeth Smither, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Paul Cleave and Paula Morris.

'World of Words Goes Digital' is a celebration of the spoken word, and will have you thinking, laughing, listening and learning. Join the livestream at 9am every Sunday on Youtube or our Facebook page, or watch later here on the WOMAD website

Here's a taster: World of Words Goes Digital | He Kōrero Matihiko o Te Ao | Series 2: Mike Chunn

Monday, June 15, 2020

EVENT: Six on Cuba

Orchestra Wellington is bringing music back to the inner city through a creative partnership with CubaDupa organisers and WellingtonNZ, which will see twenty ensembles play over one hundred events in fifteen venues.

Musicians from Orchestra Wellington have been rehearsing in lockdown to perform in cafes, restaurants and bars at Classical on Cuba on the 27th and 28th June, in a magical interactive playground of delight, sound and taste.

The intention behind the event is to support the Cuba Street precinct bars and restaurants to bring intimate live classical music to the ears of patrons seated at their tables. The orchestra will be divided into small chamber music groups to make up twenty ensembles including string quartets, brass trios, a percussion quintet, a harp and trombone duo, flute and marimba duo and will feature a percussion trio who will deliver a lively family show in the afternoon.

Voices New Zealand are presenting a six-piece vocal ensemble called “Six on Cuba”. The hosting venues will include some of the Cuba Precinct’s most iconic establishments, including San Fran, Laundry Bar, the Rogue & Vagabond, Hotel Bristol, Fortune Favours, Eva Beva, 1154 Pastaria and {Suite} Gallery. Stay up to date over on our their Classical on Cuba Facebook page.

Tickets are $5 per show and go on sale Tuesday 9th June.
They can be purchased through Orchestra Wellington or go here on the CubaDupa website.

All proceeds go towards participating venues.  Classical on Cuba will happen on: Saturday 27th June from 1:00pm Sunday 28th June from 12:00pm