Bru­tal melodies

Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

Free mu­sic fes­ti­val Paekak In The Park re­turns this week­end with an­other eclec­tic line-up.

The con­cert fea­tures Shogun Or­ches­tra, 600 Miles From Bluff, 15- piece pop cham­ber or­ches­tra Sven Olsen’s Bru­tal Cana­dian Love Saga, singer­song­writer Franck Mon­net and Kapiti blues man Shane ‘‘Hur­ri­cane’’ Wills.

Shogun Or­ches­tra is the lat­est project from com­poser and sax­o­phone player Lu­cien John­son. His songs are full of the melodies and rhythms he ab­sorbed dur­ing his trav­els in East Africa, the Caribbean and the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent.

600 Miles From Bluff is a coun­try cov­ers quar­tet fea­tur­ing Rosy Tin Tea­caddy’s Holly Jane Ewens and Janet Hol­borow, Shona Jau­nias and Melissa Gar­ber from the Crim­son Club.

‘‘We have a lot of fun putting the gor­geous songs of Tammy Wynette, Merle Hag­gard, Ge­orge Jones and even the Eury­th­mics through a fil­ter of vi­o­lin, cello, kick- drum and pi­ano-ac­cor­dion mixed with a tra­di­tional four-part har­mony,’’ says lead vo­cal­ist and gui­tarist Ewens.

Paekak In The Park will be at the dell in up­per Camp­bell Park, Paekakariki, this Satur­day, March 10, be­tween 12pm-5pm.

Take a pic­nic blan­ket and en­joy the Paekakariki hos­pi­tal­ity. Suit­able for mu­sic lovers of all ages. Food avail­able.

Coun­try girls: 600 Miles From Bluff will per­form old coun­try favourites at Paekak In The Park this Satur­day.

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