Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) is sadly unable to open this Thursday 4 March as planned, due to Auckland being at Alert Level 3. While we are working hard to hopefully reschedule much of the activity from the first part of our programme, we have been forced to cancel a small number of shows and events, including #TĀMAKIBEATS Heats. The full list for 4-7 March updates can be found here.

 

Over the first two weekends of the Auckland Arts Festival, dance crews will go head-to-head and singers will flex their vocal prowess, each vying for a spot in the finals on 20 March.

Multi-award-winning, bilingual artist Rei (2020 Best Hip Hop Album, Waiata Māori Music Awards) and Prestige, one of the most dynamic dance troupes in Aotearoa and first ever New Zealand crew to win the World Hip Hop championships, will headline the finals performance on the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre stage.

Up for grabs at the final event is… major street cred! Plus prizes which include either a studio session with leading choreographer Joshua Cesan (IDCo) for dance groups, or a session in a recording studio for vocalists.

Limited spaces. First registered – first in! More information is available at aaf.co.nz. Pre-registration is essential to be part of this inaugural comp.

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