13 May 2012

Te Ahi Kaa mo 13 o Haratua (May) 2012

From Te Ahi Kaa, 5:00 pm on 13 May 2012

It can be rugged being a comedian. What if you're Maori, not completely sure about your whakapapa and part of your comedy routine kind of takes the mickey out of that. Justin Hansen aka Gish who is part of the 2012 line-up at the New Zealand Comedy Festival is with Justine Murray talking identity and the inspiration behind parodying popular songs in his routine Gish-takes. It may have had a 25 year gestation period but now that's it's here Chris Szekely is enjoying the ride. He talks with Maraea Rakuraku about Rahui ,the Childrens Picture Book illustrated by Malcolm Ross that's garnering some attention. What binds an exhibition together featuring woollen blankets are both physical, metaphorical and spiritual threads as Maraea Rakuraku discovers when she walks through the aptly named, Common Thread (01 March - 13 May 2012)with Curator Natalie Friend. Music featured is from the Richards Nunns, Whirimako Black collaboration; Te More ; A Work in Ten Parts for Vocals and Taonga Puoro.