The Rodger Fox Big Band returns to Wellington Jazz Festival this October with all new work, paying homage to the poetry of the late Hone Tuwhare, 1922-2008.
Tuwhare was known as the people’s poet. He was loved and cherished by Kiwis and also encouraged others to write, express themselves, create and celebrate life.
This special and timely performance celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Rodger Fox Big Band and marks the 100th anniversary of Hone Tuwhare’s birth.
With the blessing of Hone Tuwhare’s son Rob Tuwhare and the Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust, Rodger Fox has brought together a team of renowned music collaborators to create this thought-provoking new work.
Delve into the poems of Tuwhare, through the melodic sounds of the Rodger Fox Big Band.
E hoki mai ana a te Rodger Fox Big Band ki Pōneke ā te Oketopa e tū mai nei, he whakaaturanga hou tā rātou e whakanui ana i te toki whakairo kupu nei, i a Hone Tūwhare 1922-2008
He toki tito kupu te tangata nei, i arohaina nuitia e Aotearoa nui tonu, otirā nāna hoki i tū anō ai ētehi ki te mahi i ngā mahi nei. He whakaaturanga whakanui i te eketanga o te Rodger Fox Big Band ki te 50 tau, otirā ko te huritau 100 o Hone Tūwhare.
He mea tautoko tēnei kaupapa e te tamaiti a Hone, e Rob Tūwhare, me te Tarati o Hone Tūwhare, ā, he whakaaturanga e rongo ai i moenga a toi kupu i a toi puoro.
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