Cul­ture show for char­ity

Central Leader - - NEWS - By JESS ETHERIDGE

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.

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