Where there is action, there is music.
A pumping night of performances from political hip hop heavyweights Diggy Dupé and Mazbou Q, and soul electronica wāhine force Mo Etc.
Finalist for Best Hip Hop Artist at the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards with his EP Island Time, Diggy Dupé draws from his experience in central Auckland as a Polynesian kid with Niuean heritage, shining a light on gentrification, gambling and personal identity.
Mazbou Q is a UK-born, Tāmaki Makaurau-based Nigerian Kiwi rapper and producer with a musical background of golden-age hip-hop, West African highlife and heavy metal. Mazbou Q’s work is infused with sociopolitical commentary that navigates cultural identity, justice and afrocentric consciousness.
Mo Etc. is a force to be reckoned with. With an Indie, Neo-Soul, RnB influence and fierce electronica, Mo Etc. uses their practice to explore the impacts of colonisation to spark kōrero about our collective future.
Paopao ana ngā pouaka pāorooro, he puoro hipi-hopa, he taki pao, he hewi-mētara, he waiata puoro o aianei rangi anō hoki. Ko ngā toki whakangahau o tēnei whakaaturanga ko Diggy Dupé, rātou ko Mazbou Q, ko Mo Etc, ko Sharn, kei tēnā kei tēnā ōna anō pūkenga, ka mutu he tohunga te katoa ki ā rātou mahi. Rātou katoa he uri nō ngā iwi taketake, ā, ko te whakaaturanga nei, he mea whakaaweawe nā ngā tini āhuatanga kino i tau ki ngā iwi, taketake, i te pō ki te ao. Otirā, mō te whakangahau, mō te whakakokori i te tinana, koia kei tēnei whakaaturanga.