Come together with Ria Hall and friends for an opening Festival concert celebrating aroha with a collection of beloved songs from Aotearoa.
Borne of this land, inspired by this place and our people. Come together in these precarious and uncertain times to enjoy songs from across Aotearoa by some of our most loved songwriters. Let your spirits be lifted and enjoy a journey together through a sensory experience of our music, lyrics and imagery.
Piri mai ki a Ria Hall me ōna hoa ki tēnei pō whakangahau hei whakatuwhera i tā tātou hui Ahurei, e whakanuia ai te aroha ki ētahi waiata o Aotearoa e arohaina nuitia ana.
He mea hua i tēnei whenua, i tēnei kāinga, i ō tātou uri. Kia hui tahi tātou i ēnei wā haurokuroku e rewa ai ō tātou ngākau i ētahi waiata nō ngā tini tōpito o Aotearoa, nā ētahi o ō tātou tino kaitito. Kia hiki ā-roto nō tātou ka takahi ngātahi i tēnei ara e rongo ai ō tātou katoa i ngā puoru, i ngā kupu, i ngā whakaahua anō o konei.
“One of the fiercest females in Aotearoa’s music scene.” - Villainesse
“I don’t want to follow any trends. I just want to do what feels good. If it feels good for me then the audience will gravitate to it.” - Ria Hall interviewed by Audio Culture