Speak for Fiji – A night of Pasifika poetry, music, dance, art and food

Earlier this month Fiji was severely flooded claiming six lives. Many of the communities affected had only just recovered from raging floodwaters earlier this year.

15,000 were affected people by the floods and had to move to evacuation centres and temporary shelters in their communities.

Power and water supplies were damaged, affecting up to 150,000 people throught out the main island Viti Levu. Infrustructures such as roads and bridges were also damanged.

In Auckland, Niu Navigations presents a night uniting Pasifika voices and movements for our families in Fiji.

A night of Pasifika poetry, music, dance, art and food

Speak for Fiji

showcases pioneering, established and emerging Pacific Artists, Poets, Musicians and Dancers of the Pacific:

Albert Wendt

John Pule

Nava Pule

Selina Tusitala Marsh

Pacific Underground

South Auckland Poets Collective

Tracey Tawhiao

Doug Poole

Ole Maiava

Rev MC (Mua Strickson-Pua)

Daren Kamali

Grace Taylor

Maryanne Pale

Peni Falealili

Lomez Brown

JP and heaps more artists and poets.

For sale on the night will be framed poetry, books, CD’s and art.

Silent auction includes a performance by poets Daren Kamali & Grace Taylor at your next special event, as well as silent auction on art works by John Pule, Tracey Tawhiao, David Sun (donated by Ema Tavola), Sangeeta Singh (donated by Luisa Tora) and Margaret Aull.

Auction sales don’t have to be paid in full on the night, as bank account details for deposits will be made available.

ALL proceeds go towards helping people effected by the floods in Fiji.

Speak for Fiji

Thursday 26th April 2012, 7pm

Fale Pasifika at The University of Auckland, New Zealand

$10 entry at door
Or purchase a ticket now: $15 entry & plate of curry

For Sale on the night…..$8 plates of the best Fijian curry and rice.

Proudly sponsored by Director of Fale Pasifika and head of Pacific Studies at University of Auckland, Walter Fraser.

For more information please contact:

Grace Taylor

Mobile: 021 128 3966

Email: niunavigations@gmail.com

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/401619059862681/

Niu Navigations is a company set up by Daren Kamal (published and performance poet) and Grace Taylor (Youth Developer and Spoken Word Practitioner) in Auckland, New Zealand. ‘Navigating Pasifika Voices’ through the medium of written and spoken poetry – Niu Navigations was formed with the ambition of taking poetry to the next level in Aotearoa and the Pacific through facilitating workshops, programs, mentoring – events and shows in New Zealand and the Pacific.

Daren and Grace are also the  Co-Founders of South Auckland Poets Collective and Rising Voices – Youth Poetry Slams.

Update: 22 May 2012

A total of $NZ4107.70 was raised that night from entry, food (curry), books & silent auction of amazing art. Check out photos from the night at Spasifik Magazine: http://spasifikmag.com/fundraisercollects/

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