Chewie & Tamani - 29-31 May
On the 29th to the 31st of May we were extremely happy to welcome Chewie and the Tamiani group to the studio. They perform African drum and dance as well as having a melodic element using Ngoni, Flute and Marimba and song.
They perform at festivals, weddings, parties and major events and also run workshops.
Jimi Dale is leader of Tamani and has been teaching Drum and Dance classes throughout New Zealand. He has a great passion for bringing people together to celebrate African music and dance.
Recently he has become interested in the crossover of indigenous cultures in their understanding of life through ceremony, music, stories and dance.
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Winter Solistice & Kirtan - 21 June
On the 21st of June we hosted a beautiful Kirtan for the Winter Solistice, lead by Brendon Sakey, Tiipene on the drums - input by everyone. Dinner made by Siri and Leslie - Purple curry, salad and coconut rice pudding, with some Chai. A really nourishing afternoon for the soul.