Hawkins Theatre in Papakura celebrates the winning stars of Pacific music, recognised at the 2016 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards - NZ.
Don’t miss dynamic live performances from VPMA winners Vince Harder, Team Dynamite, TJ Taotua and Mikey Mayz. This line-up of artists are performing together for the very first time at this free, one-night-only event. Alongside the VPMA artists will be local acts from Papakura High School, a live DJ and a photo exhibition of the 2016 VPMAs, Notes on Success, by photographer Raymond Sagapolutele.
Vince Harder topped the charts with P-Money’s hit single Everything in 2008. He has been writing for numerous artists including Stan Walker, Timomatic, Fourtunate, Jai Waetford, Bonnie Anderson, Moorhouse, Titanium and Whenua Patuwai.
TJ Taotua, a performer of RnB, soul, jazz fusion and gospel music, is known for his debut single Foreign Queen. Team Dynamite’s debut album The Demo Tape will be released in December.
Doors open at 6.15pm for a 7pm start.
This event is completely FREE. For more info, visit http://www.urbanesia.org.nz/2016/vpma-showcase/category/papakura/
VPMA Showcase is presented by the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards Trust and proudly supported by the Papakura Local Board.
Supported by the Pacific Music Awards Trust and MAINZ
Announced at the 2016 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, the Pacific Music Awards Trust and MAINZ proudly announce that applications for a new scholarship are now open. The Pacific Music Awards Trust is extremely thrilled to provide this scholarship opportunity to a Pacific student and look forward to working with MAINZ to confirm the inaugural recipient.
The scholarship is for a promising Pacific artist and is worth up to $8,500 towards tuition fees for the 2017 academic year. The scholarship winner will have the choice of studying music, event management, audio engineering and production, business or live sound. The successful recipient may choose any of the fulltime programmes available at MAINZ, subject to complying with the entry criteria and selection process for the particular programme.
The eligible full time programmes available for this scholarship include:
■ Bachelor of Musical Arts
■ Bachelor of Audio Engineering and Production
■ Graduate Diploma in Business and Enterprises
■ Diploma in Music and Event Management
■ Certificate in Foundation Sound and Music
■ Certificate in Contemporary Music Performance
■ Certificate in DJ and Electronic Music Production
■ Certificate in Live Sound and Event Production
Details for all of the MAINZ programmes and entry criteria can be found HERE
To apply for the scholarship, applicants need to send via email a CV and cover letter, confirming why they would like to receive this scholarship (up to 500 words) and their Pacific ethnicity, to the Pacific Music Awards Trust, on: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications are due by Friday 25 November.
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