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Kava Club’s June event is a free music gig: 

Ten Guitars will be held at Moon Bar in Newtown, Saturday 18 June 2016.

The Māori Sidesteps

The Māori Sidesteps

The line-up of talented musicians from around the way conjure up their own take on the song, “Ten Guitars” live for one night only. A response to a long relationship with a familiar tune from a bygone era, reinterpreted within the ‘space’ created by Kava Club for the evening.

On the decks playing music by indigenous and Pacific artists will be Anton 'MC Antsman' Carter, and debuting her talents as a Selecta, Welly's own chanteuse, Ladyfruit. Kava Club is also proud to announce live acts from Pacific Underground, recipients of the 2016 Lifetime achievement award at the annual Vodafone Pacific Music Awards. Other performers include the smooth dulcet tones of Mara TK and the amazingly vibrant Maori Side Steps. Special guest DJ Linda T from Auckland art collective D.A.N.C.E. will be promoting the event Saturday day at a pop up site in Wellington city. There will also be guest appearances from other artists on the night.

Pacific Undergroud

Pacific Undergroud

In celebration there will be a special Kava Club pizza paired with Kereru's Wood Fired Toasted Coconut Porter.

The theme 'Ten Guitars' is in part a nod towards the popular Engelbert Humperdinck song,  acknowledging kiwi crooners and entertainers such as the legendary Prince Tui Teka and artworks such as Michael Parekowhai's Ten Guitars (1999).

Venue: Moon Bar, 167 Riddiford Street, Newtown, 8pm onwards, 18 June 2016, FREE

Kava Club is funded by Creative NZ and with the continued support of Tautai Pacific Arts Trust - aiming to reach out to new audiences and artists.