"A concert celebrating Polynesian music and culture will take place at Te Waimate Mission – the historic place cared for Heritage New Zealand – at Waimate North on March 21 at 6pm."
Free concert – Island Breeze at Te Waimate Mission
A concert celebrating Polynesian music and culture will take place at Te Waimate Mission – the historic place cared for Heritage New Zealand – at Waimate North on March 21 at 6pm.
Described as a high-energy cultural performing group, the Hawaii-based Island Breeze team are travelling around New Zealand as guests of the United States Embassy, and are visiting Northland as part of their tour.
“We’re excited to be hosting this team of talented performers who will showcase the cultures of Polynesia in a show the whole family can enjoy,” says the Manager of Te Waimate Mission, Mita Harris.
“A key focus of Island Breeze is to share the proud heritage of Polynesia with the world, and in doing that over the years the group has featured in television performances in the United States, and even the Olympic Games. They maintain the authenticity of diverse cultural expressions incorporating dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.”
With the recent release of the movie Moana, there is an increasing interest in and appreciation of Polynesian culture, especially dance and song from different parts of the Pacific.
“Island Breeze will perform a wonderful variety of Polynesian music and dance in a concert that will be fun and exciting,” says Mita.
“It’s going to be a great show.”
Admission to the Te Waimate Mission concert is free.