Zesty irregular rhythms, stirringly close harmony and the evocative voices of Tui Mamaki (French-Kiwi), Chelsea Prastiti (Greek-Kiwi) and Siobhan Grace (Samoan-Kiwi) make this a rare and compelling musical moment!
ACAPOLLiNATiONS, founded in 2013, released their debut EP in 2014, alongside concerts at CJC Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa and Hamilton Garden Arts Festival. TUi MAMAKi then traveled to the Balkans (Bulgaria) to immerse herself in the vocal traditions that inspire the work. In 2016, this unique trio enchanted audiences at Prana New Year Festival and Titirangi Festival of Music.
Hamish Nathan (Director of Hamilton Garden Arts Festival 2014)
“”Beautiful, unique, holding the audience with just the power of the voice… ” “
David Parker (Director of Titirangi Festival of Music 2016)
“A beautiful program and concept which captured the hearts of our audience.”
Caroline Lynn (Co-Director of CJC Aotearoa 2014)
“”Exquisitely crafted arrangements transport the audience to another time and place… A jewel in the program. “
Karen Hunter (Musical Director of Prana Festival NZ 2016)