Festival starts with a bang

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Twitter photo from Nikau Cafe

Wellington.Scoop
The capital city’s New Zealand Festival was launched with lots of noise tonight in Civic Square.

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Twitter photo from AnonyMs

Two hundred young drummers, led by Strike, were joined by hundreds of singers from community choirs with top band Kora, for a performance of more than an hour.

Percussion instruments included cymbals, free-standing drums, drums attached to scaffolding, snare drums and rattles.

As well as the massed drumming, music included fun, soul and r&b.

The New Zealand Festival continues till 16 March.

 

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