An Aotearoa Reggae-Roots musical extravaganza and world premiere! Written and composed by Tom Knowles, directed by Lindy Knowles and performed by Bohally Intermediate School.
Atarangi: Morning Sky, explores the Māori myth of creation, Ranginui and Papatūānuku, through the eyes of a young New Zealand girl in 2021, finding parallels from the myth to modern day life. A new school assignment set by teacher Mr. Robert Dylan sends the students into exploration of where they each came from. Atarangi's journey includes visits from her Tīpuna, Māori warriors, and a fantasy world that comes to life from books passed down from her Koro, as she discovers her cultural past and identity. This show explores diversity, culture, and self-worth through acknowledging multiculturalism within Aotearoa and has many special guest appearances along the way!
With all original music written by Tom Knowles and recorded by some of New Zealand's most sought-after professional musicians, (including Marlborough's own Josh Logan) this is a one-of-a-kind extravaganza not to be missed! "This show is made for this land, from this land, by the hands of this land." - Tom Knowles