12 Nov 2011

Dudley Benson and the Dawn Chorus Live

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.