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Taonga Pūoro
Jazz
Woolston Brass
Woolston Brass is 130 years old and still a huge part of the musical community
The Jazz Cabaret Festival is Back!
The Jazz Cabaret Festival is back in Christchurch in March - check out the programme now!
Jazz and Cabaret Festival in Full Swing!
The Jazz and Cabaret Festival is back and in full swing! Tickets are selling fast so don't miss out on this amazing festival!
Rap & Hip Hop
NZ On Screen Spotlight On… Scribe
NZ On Screen Spotlight On... Scribe
Hip Hop Summit Starts This Weekend…
Christchurch Hip Hop Summit - A Celebration of local Hip Hop Brought to you by YCD. Don't miss out on this amazing 8 day celebration with workshops, performances and much more..
Folk & Country
NZ On Screen Spotlight… The Eastern
NZ On Screen Spotlight On... The Eastern
Dance & Electronica
NZ On Screen Spotlight On… Shapeshifter
NZ on Screen Spotlight On... Shapeshifter
JoyxLibeau
JoyxLibeau are Hideto Kobayashi and Natalie Joslen. The duo specialise in Trip Hop and Indie Electronica.
Pop & Rock
NZ On Screen Spotlight – Anika Moa
NZ On Screen's Spotlight on Anika Moa
NZ On Screen’s Spotlight… The Narcs
NZ On Screen's Spotlight On... The Narcs
NZ On Screen Spotlight… Ray Columbus
NZ On Screen Spotlight On... Ray Columbus
NZ On Screen Spotlight On… Bic Runga
NZ On Screen Spotlight On... Bic Runga
Marlon Williams Releases New Song and Launches Tour Dates
Marlon Williams releases new single and global tour dates!
Lucy Gray – Singing Her Way to the Top
Music Incubator participant Lucy Gray has just released her first single at the tender age of fifteen... listen to it here
Reggae & Roots
NZ On Screen Spotlight On… Tiki Taane
NZ On Screen Spotlight On... Tiki Taane
Indy & Alternative
Paul Kean – Musician
The Bats' Paul Kean on creativity
NZ On Screen Spotlight on – JPS Experience
NZ On Screen and AudioCulture have a wealth of archival articles, videos and images on site - including Woolston's own JPS Experience.
Watch Volts New Video – Change
Volts' new video - Change - shot on location at Lyttelton Arts Factory
Block Party – Lucy Gray
Lucy Gray is a performer, singer and songwriter, her writing is inspired by alternative pop, pop, alternative rock & indie styles...
Classical
Composer Philip Norman
Meet composer Philip Norman.
Watch WATPIC – Winners of the NZCT Chamber Music Contest 2022
Watch the amazing performance from WATPIC - the winners of the NZ Chamber Music contest.
Matariki Around the World – a Kōrero with Miriama Kamo
Author Miriama Kamo talks about the CSO's performance of 'Matariki Around the World' ahead of tomorrow evening's performance.
Opera
Auditions – Toi Toi Opera
Calling all emerging and professional singers - Toi Toi Opera wants YOU to audition for its upcoming opera. Auditions take place on 29 July - so get practising!
Experimental
Whakarongo Whakaraupō – Festival of Sound
Sonic art exhibition and events exploring place, culture and sensory connection through sound installation, sculpture, and paintings inspired by music.
Taonga Pūoro
Whakarongo Whakaraupō – Festival of Sound
Sonic art exhibition and events exploring place, culture and sensory connection through sound installation, sculpture, and paintings inspired by music.
Arts on Tour – Whirimako Black in Ōtautahi
Arts on Tour presents the Whirimako Black Trio, performing in Ōtautahi next month - We speak to Whirimako about what audiences can expect to see...
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