12 Nov 2011

Dudley Benson and the Dawn Chorus Live

From RNZ Music
Dudley Benson and The Dawn Chorus by Joshua Thomas.

Dudley Benson and The Dawn Chorus by Joshua Thomas. Photo: RNZ/Supplied?

Waitakere's Oratia Settlers Hall was home to the final show of Dudley Benson's 2010 nationwide tour of marae and community halls. Presenting re-interpretations of Hirini Melbourne's bird waiata as well as fresh takes on his own back-catalogue, Benson and his a capella ensemble of alt-barbershoppers and beatbox belle-du-jour Hopey One deliver a powerhouse performance inspired by Aotearoa's avian beauty.