Showcasing new music and visuals from a special collaborative project WHĀNUI RÉPERTOIRE - HIP HOP FREQUENCIES VISUAL SEQUENCES
Co-produced by Auckland Arts Festival and REPFM in association with Te Puawai O Nga Whakatupuranga Hou and Painting for the People Mural Arts Initiative and presented at the 2017 Auckland Arts Festival as part of the Whānui programme, this video reflects the experiences of the artists only. It is their hope that this video will create social change and inspire young people to learn and care about their City.
The images used in the video were selected for the purpose of drawing connections between the past and the present made for educational purposes within our communities only.
No profit will be made from this video by any means.
We apologise for any possible breach of copyright in the making of this video.
Download the free RÉPERTOIRE Radio Edit HERE
FROM THE ARTISTS
We acknowledge the work of our pioneering Polynesian Panthers and the wider whānau, Ngā Tamatoa and those involved in the homework centres, the protests and activations for the inspiration. We hope to nurture your legacy.
Original music by Rizvàn. Filmed by Soko Lapez. Edited by Rizvàn and Amiria Puia-Taylor. Verses in order of appearance: Lukan Raisey, Spycc & INF, Taylor Jaye, Pakks Tha General and Rizvàn.
Visual Artists from FDKNS include: BALR, Nalini Arrizona, DARE, NEV, and Monty Collins
ABOUT THE PROJECT
WHĀNUI: RÉPERTOIRE was developed to highlight the importance and power of Hip Hop as a source of transformation and education and as a potent force for creating social, political and cultural awareness among young people.
NZ Hip Hop culture has many similarities to the Black American Hip Hop culture and as such, NZ Hip Hop tends to mimic what happens in America rather than what is happening in Aotearoa. WHĀNUI: RÉPERTOIRE was an opportunity for 5 underground MC's from various parts of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland to tag-team with a graffiti artist from the infamous South Auckland Graffiti crew FDKNS. All 10 artists were assigned to an area/side of Auckland and briefed to respond in a creative way to a Neighbourhood Tour facilitated by Auckland Arts Festival under the guidance of NZ Hip Hop pioneers Darryl 'DLT' Thomson and Teremoana Rapley.
From the history of Ihumātao, Auckland’s oldest settlement, to stories of Auckland’s past, the artists travelled to meet with leaders from all levels of the social spectrum, who each provided a different perspective of Tāmaki Makaurau. All of the artists involved in this project gained a deeper understanding of Tāmaki Makaurau outside of their everyday lives. On Saturday 11 and Saturday 18 March both the Hip Hop and graffiti artists had an opportunity to creatively respond to the lessons learned by exhibiting and performing their work, highlighting their own neighbourhoods to share their stories, with the aim to educating and mobilising our youth and wider communities. We’d like to thank our Auckland leaders for sharing their knowledge with the artists involved in WHĀNUI: RÉPERTOIRE:
• Darryl Thomson aka DLT
• King Kapisi
• Teremoana Rapley
• Tigilau Ness
• Auckland Council Cr Penny Hulse
• Auckland Council Cr Richard Hills
• Māngere Mountain Education Centre: Waimarie Rakena & Ane Kahika
• Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Chair Josephine Bartley