Celebrate Matariki with Ché-Fu and the Auckland Phil

Celebrate Matariki with Ché-Fu and the Auckland Phil

Published: Wednesday 29 May 2024


Bringing together our diverse communities from across Tāmaki Makaurau to celebrate Matariki, Auckland Philharmonia’s Matariki with Ché-Fu & The Kratez will be an unforgettable evening of hip hop and symphonic musical fusion. For this special concert presented by KBB Music & The Trusts Community Foundation, Kiwi hip hop pioneer, Ché-Fu, and his band, The Kratez, will join forces with Auckland Philharmonia’s full strength orchestra on 27 June in the Auckland Town Hall.

This will be an exciting opportunity to see hip hop and classical music genres combine into one evening of exceptional music-making. Ché-Fu & The Kratez will perform many of their classics that Kiwis know and love, including ‘Fade Away’, ‘Misty Frequencies’, ‘Hold Tight’ and many others, reimagined with full symphonic styling and the power of a 70-piece professional orchestra.

Needing little introduction, Ché-Fu is one of the New Zealand’s most successful and beloved recording artists, with more top ten songs than any individual in the country’s music history. He is considered a pioneer of hip hop and Pasifika music in Aotearoa. Last year, Auckland Philharmonia’s Matariki concert sold out, and with one of Aotearoa’s best-known hip hop, R&B and reggae artists performing with them this year, it’s sure to be just as popular.

Che-Fu’s excited to perform alongside a full symphony orchestra for the first time on his hometown Auckland stage and says, “Having 70 professional classical musicians playing beside us on stage is such a special experience, and I can’t wait for the people of Tāmaki Makaurau to feel the power and unity of the sound we create when our musical genres collide. Bring your friends and whānau along and join us as we groove together and celebrate Matariki 2024,” he says.

For those that want a premium concert experience, limited VIP tickets are available that include access to the best seats in the house and an exclusive VIP Lounge with a private bar, two complimentary drinks and delicious platters.

Get your tickets now to Matariki with Ché-Fu & The Kratez and make this Matariki one to remember.

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