Cultural Performance

  • The Dragon and Taniwha Concert-Music enriching cultural diversity and community cohesion

    Image of the Dragon and Taniwha Concert group

    This wonderful cross-cultural concert arranged by the Music Association of Auckland (MAA) as a follow-up to the Dragon and Taniwha Festival earlier this year was held on 13 October and was enjoyed by people from many different backgrounds.

    Special guests included; the Te Pou Whakairo Kapa Haka group from the Ngāti Whātua o Orakei and over 70 passionate Chinese musicians. Together they delivered a joyful selection of Chinese, Māori and western choral works, ensembles, duet, soloists and Chinese instrumentals.

  • Nice Pisan Angklung Group

    Nice Pisan Angklung Group

    The Nice Pisan Angklung Group was founded in 2012, consisting of Indonesian Wellingtonians. Angklung is an Indonesian musical instrument consisting of two to four bamboo tubes suspended in a bamboo frame, bound with rattan chords. The Angklung performance is closely related to traditional customs, arts and cultural identity in Indonesia.

  • Ji Ye Sung

    Ji Ye Sung

    Ji Ye Sung is an 18-year-old tertiary student studying communication and media arts at Unitec in Auckland.  She appeared on New Zealand’s Got Talent in 2012 and performed her own composition ‘Ching Chong’.  She wrote the song during her exam break and has performed at various events, both big and small. She loves to write comedic songs (especially race-related songs) and likes to make people laugh.