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Arts Festival Review: St Vincent

Friday, 19 March 2010, 9:39 am | Nick van Dijk

Annie St Vincent had a completely beautiful and amazing voice, if somewhat reminiscent of someone else’s (who can’t be named). St Vincent played a long set that gathered momentum towards the last five songs that were probably the best. More >>

Arts Festival Review: Ravi Shankar

Saturday, 13 March 2010, 2:27 pm | Nick van Dijk

This was a concert of classical Indian music of the highest level. Anoushka Shankar played the first half before her father joined the band. She was accompanied by two Tamboura players (stringed drones), a wooden flautist and Tabla player. More >>

Arts Festival Review: Don McGlashan

Thursday, 11 March 2010, 2:29 pm | Nick van Dijk

Don McGlashan is the metrosexual’s Dave Dobbyn. There, I’ve said it. More >>

Arts Festival Review: New Zealand String Quartet

Monday, 8 March 2010, 11:10 am | Nick van Dijk

Programmed from the odd concept of the number ten being the year the tunes were written, a magical yet rather uneven afternoon string soiree ensued. The perspective of the musicians seemed to range from “this piece is sublime and I am hearing it for the ... More >>

Arts Festival Review: Sing The Truth

Sunday, 7 March 2010, 12:46 pm | Nick van Dijk

The truth came through in waves of song, from the hearts and voices of four excellent ladies and their slightly Vegas backing group. The musical director and guitarist introduced each vocalist with benign charm as each singer sang two songs and returned ... More >>

Arts Festival Review: Yellowjackets

Wednesday, 3 March 2010, 10:08 am | Nick van Dijk

The Yellowjackets have been playing as a band since at least the 80s, and within the genre of slick Jazz fusion delivered the goods to an audience who seemed to know their music. More >>

Arts Festival Review: Green Fire Islands

Thursday, 13 March 2008, 12:23 am | Nick van Dijk

Green Fire Islands Musical director Dónal Lunny Iarla O Lionaird, Whirimako Black, Glenn Colquhoun and others Michael Fowler Centre More >>




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