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Saturday 26th June, 8-10:30pm

Noa Records Residency Night 3: Leao, Strangelove + collaborations

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$12 presales, $15 on the door.
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NOA RECORDS
3 night residency

Night 3 - Leao, Strangelov + Noa Records collaboration with...
Riki Gooch, Cory Champion and Daniel Beban.

Tickets available at Under the Radar.

 

Spanning Samoan post-punk to psychedelic improvised music, Noa Records is a creative vessel and emerging collective voice expressed as a record label, media archive and creative whānau.

 

LEAO pays homage to the matai name ‘Leao’ (translated as ‘The Day’), which is a prestigious ali’i title held in the village of Lalomauga, the matriarchal village of David Feauai-Afaese.

Journeying themes of rediscovery and reconnection that is grounded in fa’aaloalo, a term meaning ‘to act with the many faces’, nurture the space of feeling outsider to one’s own culture and acknowledges the ever-present energy of ancestral resonance. These themes channel into a sonic-va'a that is new in it's fashion, but eternal in it's oceanic intentions. In bridging traditional perceptions of fa’asamoa and unconventional forms of pasifika music, LEAO hopes to shine light on not only the flowering possibilities of creative forms but also on the forgotten homes we are all rooted in and allowing them to share life with and through each other.

 

STRANGELOVE is the creative moniker of Auckland-based Nāvakatoa Tekela-Pule, a romantic soul with a knack for poetic-songwriting and an eclectic approach towards song production; jumping effortlessly between realms of sixties R&B, G-Funk, Surf-Rock and Crooning-Ballads. STRANGELOVE brings a lighthearted + innocent presence to the stage that is comfortably entertaining and a slew of songs that will make your heart melt.

Collaborations:

Noa collective's Larsen Tito-Taylor, Navakatoa Tekela-Pule and David Feauai-Afaese with... Riki Gooch, Cory Champion, Daniel Beban.



Established in 2019, Noa Records is an unfolding journey of ancestral discovery for its vessel of vā weavers, spanning various disciplines of thought and creation, looking to cross-pollinate between the wisdom of our tupuna and the effervescent manifestations of our present, binding to inform an inspired future through the creative spirit.

 

Over their 3 night residency at Pyramid Club, the collective’s Larsen Tito-Taylor (WhyFi.), Navakatoa Tekela-Pule (Strangelove) and David Feauai-Afaese (Leao) will present various Noa acts and collaborate with Te Whanganui-a-Tara musicians including Ruby Solly, Alistair Fraser, Riki Gooch, Nell Thomas, Jonny Marks, Cory Champion and Daniel Beban.

 

Night 1 - Weds 23/6 - P-Lab: Noa Records wānanga/talanoa

Night 2 - Thurs 24/6 - WhyFi + collaborations with taongo pūoro players Ruby Solly/Alistair Fraser and synth duo Oghum (Nell Thomas/Jonny Marks.

Night 3 - Sat 26/6 - Leao, Strangelove + collaboration with Riki Gooch (drums) Cory Champion (vibes/electronics) and Daniel Beban (guitar/electronics).

 

www.noarecordsnz.com


Many thanks to Creative NZ for supporting Pyramid Club's programme.

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To open their residency Noa Records will be hosting a wānanga/talanoa
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Staying creative, collaborative and congenial in the arts over many decades.
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The trio perform original renditions of renaissance motets by Orlando di Lasso (1530/32-1594) and medieval chant by Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179)
Campbell would like to invite anybody who wants to participate to join him in performing a large ensemble 'drone' piece. Or come and listen.
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"Kia Ora! You are invited to join me at the Collaboration Table. I will tell a few stories, we will drink mulled wine, we will break bread. We will dance." -Kedron Parker
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