In Association with Boss,The Modern Maori Quartet Presents Nga Bro E Wha.
Take four Maori actors, dress them in suits,let them unleash their musical talents and you’ve gotthe makings of The Modern Māori Quartet. These four bros have come together from different corners of Aotearoa and are pushing the boundaries to bring you the premiere of their full-lengthshow Ngā Bro E Whā at Galatos Live next month.
Ngā Bro E Whā, that combines acting, singing, dancing as well as showcases playing instruments, promises a trip down memory laneinto Aotearoa’s past and present but with The Modern Māori Quartet twist and flavour. This group of insanely talented Māori performers will be weaving a rich tapestry that draws from local music and stories, as well as integrating international hits throughout the ages with an evening riddled with waiata, humour and charm.
The members of The Modern Māori Quartet are James Tito (The Almighty Johnsons and Tu) Maaka Pohatu the brains behind the Modern Maori Quartet (TakiRua Production’s Strange Resting Places and Sydney Bridge Upside Down), Matariki Whatarau (Go Girls) and Matu Ngaropo (Māori Troilus and Cressida, Korero Mai).
The Modern Māori Quartet who made a cameo at Everything is Ka Pai, during the recent Auckland Arts Festival, brought the house down.
Ngā Bro E Whā, a play on Ngā Hau E Whā meaning the four winds, is directed by Rachel House (The Māori Troilus and Cressida, Hui), with musical direction by Tama Waipara (Fill Up The Silence Album) and choreographed by Nancy Wijohn (Atamira Dance Company). Produced by Teresa Brown of Boss.
3-9 October 2013
17 Galatos St
Dash Tickets, ph 0800 327 484
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