Grassroots Mixer #3 // tooo cool!

26 05 2011

The third and final NiuFM Grassroots Mixer concert was held on Saturday 21 May here in the Otara Town Centre, from all accounts – it went OFF!!

Otara’s own, Pele – completely at home on this stage!

The beautiful Ria…

There is only one… STKX!

Headlining was the EXCELLENT Mangere-based Anonymouz crew…

Thank you thank you thank you NiuFM, the EXCELLENT musicians and the audiences who enjoyed the NiuFM Grassroots Mixer concert series. NZ Music Month in Otara will be remembered long time!


Vinaka vakalevu Tagata Pasifika!

22 05 2011

Very happy to have some of the Pacific Arts Summit events profiled on Tagata Pasifika [TVNZ] this week. Vinaka vakalevu Marama Papau and team!

Grassroots Mixer Concert Series ONNN n almost gone!

17 05 2011

The NiuFM Grassroots Mixer concert series has been bringing LIVE and FREE Pacific music to Otara audiences for the past two weekends and this weekend is the last in the series!

Last weekend FMC VXN, Devolo, Rosita Vai and Malcolm Lakatani were amazing… this weekend’s line-up is hot hot hot!

Giveaways, breakfast, LIVE n FREE Pacific Music this Saturday from 10.30am – 12.30pm // Check it OUT!

Vinaka vinaka vinaka vakalevu NiuFM!

Grassroots Mixer Otara WUUHHTT!!

15 05 2011

The second of three NiuFM Grassroots Mixer concerts in the Otara Town Centre went OFF on Saturday 14 May! With an aim of providing a free concert to Otara market goers and celebrating Pacific musicians in recognition of NZ Music Month, this weekend’s mixer featured Devolo, FMC VXN, Rosita Vai AND Malcolm Lakatani and band! Awwwwesome!

FMC VXN is an Otara-based MC who just took out the televised Pacific music talent quest, Hustle It Fresh on TVNZ’s Polynesian youth show, Fresh.

NiuFM Nites host, Lui doing some Pacific Arts Summit giveaways…

Tongan hip hop artist, Devolo

The smooth sounds of New Zealand Idol winner, Rosita Vai! WHAT a voice!!

Music man, Dee Letoa

And the one and only Niuean singer / songwriter, Malcolm Lakatani…

Good music, good energy + sunshine // a perfect start to the weekend!

Malama Papau reporting for Tagata Pasifika [TVNZ]

The last NiuFM Grassroots Mixer concert takes place on Saturday 21 May from 10.30am – 12.30pm
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Grassroots Mixer // Take 1!

9 05 2011

The NiuFM Grassroots Mixer Concert Series takes place on the Otara Town Centre Stage for three Saturdays in May to celebrate Pacific music, NZ Music Month and provide audiences with a FREE gig to kick start their weekends! The first gig on Saturday 7 May went OFF!!

South Auckland’s own 10-piece reggae band Three Houses Down headlined with a signature high energy, crowd pleasing performance!

Grace Ikenasio and her awesome band, Dei Hamo and the Church Boiiz also performed beautifully!

It was awesome to hear saxophone, both alto + soprano, played lived in the Otara Town Centre!

Playing the Otara Town Centre on a Saturday morning can be a tough gig! But it’s so awesome to see excellent Pacific musicians performing for free right at the grassroots… very cool.

Good job Otara Music Arts Centre (OMAC) staff, Team NiuFM, Three Houses Down, Grace Ikenasio, Church Boiiz and Dei Hamo! Next week has a rock SOLID line-up too featuring amongst others… Otara’s own FMC VXN! She recently took out Hustle It Fresh, a talent quest on TVNZ’s hit Pacific youth programme, Fresh and will be performing LIVE and FREE this Saturday 14 May, only in Otara!

What: Grassroots Mixer Concert Series
Where: Otara Town Centre Stage, South Auckland
When: 10.30am – 12.30pm, 14 + 21 May
Tickets: FREE!