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Congrats to all the participants at the heats for #‎MatarikiRhythmz 2016.  It was a fantastic event with some great musical talents on the floor. Unfortunately the rain kept some participants away but the day saw a nice sense of supportive sharing between the participants and everyone walked away pleased both with their performances and each other.

Thanks has to go out to Mua Strickson-Pua who came along to give blessings for the event and also to tautoko from the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards Trust #VPMA , the kids loved having you there and to do the blessing as a rap come song – what a way to start the day.

The MC’s Olly Coddington and Lavinia ‘Uhila kept the audience pumping between acts while DJ Poroufessor kept the beats humming all day.  Our judges for the day were also K’Lee and Junior Nansen.  All in all a good day!

Below are the finalists who will battle it out on Saturday 9th July at Vodafone Events Centre 7pm.  You can book at TicketDirect. See you there!

Deez Coconuts – Manurewa HS
Jubilee – Aorere College
Taniwha – TKKM o Hoani Waititi
Doubt it – Otahuhu College
Melodies – Manurewa HS
Polyphonix – McAuley HS
Alien Weaponry – Bream Bay College & Otamatea High School

Duo – Sipaia & Risnm – Manurewa HS
Duo – Trinity & Kravitz – Manurewa HS
Soloist – Sonatane Kaufusi – Manurewa HS