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Mhara Marimba

Mhara Marimba

Mhara Marimba

Mhara Marimba are an Auckland group playing and dancing African Rhythms. Energy and joy, here at the International Cultural Festival in Mount Roskill. Sample them online!

Another day — another festival. So it seems. Apart from the Titirangi Festival and Titirangi Market, there was a big International Cultural Festival at Mount Roskill War Memorial Park.…

Young Talent

Avondale College Musicians

Avondale College Musicians

Avondale College musicians at yesterday’s Titirangi Festival Village Day on the “Local Soundz Stage”.

Avondale College Musicians

Avondale College Musicians

Avondale College Musicians

Avondale College Musicians

Jazz

Miho Wada

Miho Wada

Last Sunday at the band rotunda in Cornwall Park, Miho Wada and her jazz orchestra entertained an appreciative crowd with their rhythms and energetic tunes,not to mention charm. If you missed it – there is another concert coming up next Sunday (February 1, 1 pm at the Auckland Domain band rotunda).…

Schwyzerörgeli

Schwyzerörgeli

Schwyzerörgeli

The Schwyzerörgeli is a squeezebox diatonic button accordion used widely in Swiss folk music. This looks like a brand new instrument, expertly played by Albert at the Swiss Market.

(Pushes all the right buttons for nostalgia.)

Albert and Schwyzerörgeli

Albert and Schwyzerörgeli

Horns at the Swiss Market

Alphorns

Alphorns

The Auckland Swiss Market is by now a well-established annual event. Held at the Danish House in Penrose, it seems to have a subscription to fine weather, and yesterday the fourth Swiss Market was no exception. Lots of people, lots of flags, lots of fine food and all things Swiss.…

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