Culture show for charity
A MASH-UP of pop, hip-hop and big Bollywood hits will feature at an Indo-Kiwi charity gig.
Natasha Manowitz is a violinist in the Bollywood big band Nasha, which sees more than 40 dancers, singers and musicians come together on stage.
It will be her first outing with the group which started in 2012 with just 15 members.
Nasha has quickly expanded to include performers and an orchestra, alongside the original band lead by drummer Mark Pinto de Menezes.
Manowitz, 22, is of English and Polish heritage and says her love of world music drew her to Nasha.
‘‘It opens my eyes up to different styles of music . . . And everybody’s open to new ideas and sharing.’’
Manowitz began violin lessons when she was four and both her parents play.
She teaches music at different schools around Auckland and says the Indo-Kiwi Crossover Concert is a unique concept.
The music is genuine and authentic, with people from all cultures coming together to perform, Manowitz says.
The Indo-Kiwi Crossover Concert will be held at Avon- dale College tomorrow from 7pm until 11pm.
Tickets for the Indo-Kiwi Crossover Concert cost $20 and can be purchased at the door.
All proceeds go to KidsCan.
Go to centralleader.co.nz and click Latest Edition to watch a previous Nasha performance.