Over 100 participants from Mangere and Otahuhu, from emerging grassroots to established artists, primary and secondary schools, community groups and leaders, have contributed to the making of a combined Community music project.
Facilitated and produced by award winning sound and music producer Anonymouz aka Matthew Faiumu Salapu, the EP, and accompanying film, brings together interesting local histories and legends from various members of the community.
Anonymouz, who was born in raised in Māngere, moved to Ōtāhuhu with his family 3 years ago.
He says that the project is completely shaped, conceptualised, written and performed by the many vibrant layers of his local community.
“Varied stories [are shared] through the medium of music.
“However, it also doubles as a great opportunity to not only entertain people, but also inform, educate and inspire them with recollections of interesting local histories and legends as articulated by our local community leaders.”
The EP and accompanying film will be blessed and previewed at a free family event to be held in the Courtyard (next to the Māngere Library) of the Māngere Town Centre on Friday 30 September, 6.00pm – 8.00pm.
Wet weather venue will be inside the Māngere Town Centre (entry by the Library).