Trio blend their tal­ent for show

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Ac­claimed Paci­fika group Pa­cific Curls will per­form in Pu­taruru next month.

The per­for­mance at The Plaza will be on Fe­bru­ary 9.

The trio plays a wide ar­ray of in­stru­ments in­clud­ing the fid­dle, ukulele, tra­di­tional Maori in­stru­ments, ca­jons, stomp ped­als, kal­imba, djembe, per­cus­sion and use their own voices.

The group’s per­for­mances blend Celtic, Maori, Pa­cific and other in­flu­ences and have been taken to stages to Aus­tralia, Europe, the United King­dom and South Korea, as well as around New Zealand.

The group com­prises fid­dle player Sarah Beat­tie ukulele player Kim Hal­l­i­day and vo­cal­ist Ora Bar­low.

The three say their un­con­ven­tional col­lab­o­ra­tion comes out of a rev­er­ence for each other’s cul­tures.

‘‘We ex­plore the places where we cross over,’’ said Ms Hal­l­i­day.

TAL­ENTED TRIO: The Pa­cific Curls, from left, Ora Bar­low, Sarah Beat­tie and Kim Hal­l­i­day are per­form­ing in Pu­taruru next month.

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