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Orchestra Wellington and Te Vaka present Songs of ‘Moana’

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington
Moana songwriter, Opetaia Foa’i is coming to the capital to lead his band, Te Vaka, for their first ever performance of the soundtrack Moana in New Zealand in July.

Foa’i says this is the first time Te Vaka has performed Moana songs with a symphony orchestra live, and is also Te Vaka’s first performance in a decade in Wellington.

With hit tracks ‘We Know The Way’ and ‘How Far I’ll Go”, the show titled ‘Songs of Moana’ features the most successful movie soundtrack since the Lion King.

Te Vaka’s beautiful melodies and harmonies are not-to-be-missed, with thrilling log drumming, and flamboyant dancing in an explosive family

Aucklander Foa’i says writing the music to Moana was an absolutely energising experience.

“They said, ‘think Lion King, set in the South Pacific 2000 years ago’ and we would like you to write the music,” Opetaia Foa’i said.

“You can actually start to feel like you’re in a Disney movie because things like this don’t happen in real life – but it did happen.”

Te Vaka, the group of musicians and dancers brought together under the inspired leadership of Foa’i, has toured the world extensively for more than 20 years representing New Zealand and the South Pacific.

With a reputation for creative programming, Orchestra Wellington’s ‘Songs of Moana’ follows in the footsteps of this year’s sell-out ‘Under the Big Top’ family show with Circus Hub.

Orchestra Wellington and Te Vaka present
Saturday 14 July 2018, 2:00pm
Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Tickets from Ticketmaster
Adult: $30.00
Child: $18.00
Buy Tickets – 09-970 9700
Additional fees may apply

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