Māori music trailblazers, Ria Hall and Rob Ruha (NZ Arts Laureate 2017) dive deep into the fibres of their combined artistry, tribal teachings and dynamic musical inventory for their show Behind the Lines.
This explosive sonic and sensory experience showcases collaborative works and music from their Tui award-winning albums Survivance and Rules of Engagement.
Grounded by the magnetic flair of The Witch Dr., an alliance of some Aotearoa’s finest musicians (Darren Mathiassen, James Illingworth, Tyna Keelan and Johnny Lawrence), Ria Hall and Rob Ruha fuse unique Māori sounds with fresh musical treatments to build and promote their cultural utopia.
Come behind the lines of their message to the frontlines of liberation in music that will move you to the beat of a new, self-determined Aotearoa Nation!
Produced by Tipukura & Jacman Entertainment.
NB: Also being performed as part of the Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival at the Spiegeltent on the Havelock North Village Green on 22.10.18 (8:00pm).