Rotorua Weekender - - Front Page - Shauni James

Well-tra­versed folk vo­cal­ist Tui Ma­maki re­turns to Ro­torua mid­novem­ber with the re­lease of her new al­bum.

The al­bum is ti­tled FLY — an ap­pro­pri­ate ti­tle for Tui, who has flown over the seas seek­ing in­spi­ra­tion and de­vel­op­ing her artis­tic voice.

Pre­vi­ously vis­it­ing Ro­torua with for­mer band The Ma­maku Project and fa­cil­i­tat­ing two vo­cal work­shops in the tra­di­tional har­monies of Bul­garia, this month Tui per­forms orig­i­nals de­vel­oped in the af­ter­math of her stud­ies, the end of a long re­la­tion­ship, a death in her fam­ily and ac­knowl­edg­ing the be­gin­nings that life changes ini­ti­ate.

The solo al­bum yields a se­ries of songs with lyrics that call and re­spond to the cy­cles of life as we know it.

The songs also dis­play Tui’s vo­cal ap­ti­tude, us­ing a range and emo­tional ca­pac­ity that cap­tures the lis­tener, mak­ing this evening per­for­mance an un­miss­able show.

The show is sup­ported by guest vo­cal­ists Jenny Lux and Katy Cable, and will fea­ture pow­er­ful orig­i­nals and tra­di­tional har­monies com­bined with the­matic po­etry from Ro­torua writer and vo­cal­ist, An­gela Frank.

An­gela says she is ex­cited to be a part of Tui’s al­bum re­lease show in Ro­torua.

“I was a bit daunted, but I felt like it was an op­por­tu­nity I had to say yes to.”

She says she is go­ing to be do­ing some sup­port­ing singing with Tui and will be per­form­ing po­etry.

The show is be­ing held at Ro­torua Lit­tle The­atre at 6pm on Sun­day November 18.

It costs $20 for pre­sales and $25 for door sales/

■ For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact An­gela on (027) 442 2475.

Pre­sales are avail­able through Eventfinda —

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Folk vo­cal­ist Tui Ma­maki is re­turn­ing to Ro­torua.

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