Party time at Rangihoua
Five members of Waiheke band Radio Rebelde will leave the island after a music festival on March 3.
Drummer and vocalist Raul Sarrot said the event would be the last chance to see the 12-strong Latin ska band in its current form.
The Radio Rebelde and Friends Summer Party from 3.15pm to 8.45pm at Rangihoua Estate will feature four Waiheke bands and DJS and two mainland acts.
Waiheke singer and songwriter Nikki Ngatai will layer sounds with a loop pedal and sing with guest musicians.
Island DJ Chikaa Licorica will offer tropical beats and local musician Aaron Carpenter will perform with Dave Alley and Kiri Eriwata.
From further afield, singer and multi-instrumentalist Leighton Fairlie will perform and DJ Mufasa will close the night with a bang.
Sarrot said Radio Rebelde members Ashley Blair, Greg Cossar, Magico, Juan Silva and Sylvain Laboriere are leaving the island, but the heart of the band will continue beating.
The band has been through many incarnations over the past nine years and fans have hailed each line-up as the best ever, he said.
‘‘The new band members bring new energy and it shapes what we do - it’s a nice evolution and very positive creatively,’’ Sarrot said.
Several Radio Rebelde shows have sold out on the island recently, so Rangihoua Estate was chosen as a large, outdoor venue.
Tickets are $30 from www.undertheradar.co.nz or $35 at the door.
‘‘It's a nice evolution’’ Raul Sarrot
The Phenomenon of Healing: a free documentary on the work of the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends will be screened from 11am to 5.30pm at The Little Cinema at Artworks complex in Oneroa. Phone (09) 372 3003 or 027 254 9293 for information. Aaron Carpenter: Music will be offered at We’ar in Oneroa from 1pm to 3pm on Sundays. Hear Aaron Carpenter today, DJ Juice on March 11, and Jaz and Jemilah on March 18. The Fun Talker: Ally Baharoon performs The Fun Talker at Artworks Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets $15 from www.iticket.co.nz.
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