Members of Nga Maunga Wairua dancing up a storm.
Members of Nga Maunga Wairua dancing up a storm. Trevor Veale

Maori culture on show at Curryfest

NGA Maunga Wairua or Spirit of the Mountain typifies different tribes coming together, forming the multicultural troupe carving up the stage at Curryfest tomorrow.

The group formed about eight years ago and reunited last October with the aim of reconnecting to Maori tradition and culture.

Erima Hepi says they are tutored by Sam Hepi and will be performing at the Curryfest to raise community awareness and involvement.

“At the Curryfest we will perform a number of action songs including Poi, Haka and one that we wrote and choreographed as a group.

“We are doing the Curryfest to let people know we are here and all nationalities are welcome.”

Nga Maunga Wairua meets at the Coffs Harbour Scout Hall at 6.30pm on Monday nights and is performing at 11.45am tomorrow.

Curryfest Program

On stage:

9am Gates Open

10am Opening ceremony

10.45am Coffs Coast Skydivers

11am Juzzie Smith

11.30am Sher Punjabi

11.45am Nga Maunga Wairua

12.05pm Carmella

12.40pm Juzzie Smith

1.10pm Woopi Dance Studio

1.40pm Martinez Akustika

2.15pm Samba Blisstas

2.35pm Sher Punjabi

2.50pm DJ Jesta

3.20pm Juzzie Smith

3.50pm Carmella

4.30pm Martinez Akustika

5pm DJ Jesta

5.30pm Samba Blisstas

6pm Ebb ‘n’ Flo

7pm DJ Jesta

7.30pm Afro Moses Band.



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