Its been two weeks here in Aotearoa (New Zealand). One more week to go. Here with the Mana Maoli Collection including Natural Vibes, John Cruz, and more...we are bringing awareness to our non profit to help fun self governing culture based charter schools like Halau Ku Mana, a student voyaging canoe program, and also the Mana Music program which sends a group to Aotearoa every year to represent in these big festivals like Nga Puhi, Pasifika and WOMAD.
This experience already has been mind blowing. Monumental thoughts and extreme clarity of mind, just observing the different culture and seeing the different mannerisms and behaviors, slangs, foods, styles, etc etc of this amazing place.
Since the last blog, we've been doing tons of press with local radio and TV stations. Maori TV and the popular sports show Code TV featured us, which was great for our shows. These kiwis are into their rugby and League! All-Blacks and All-Whites are the center of the topic of the sports show. Was really cool to watch.
We opened for 1814 and Katchafire this past weekend... shows were off the hook. Now we are up in Taranaki doing some workshops for the next 2 days, then the WOMAD (World of Music and Dance) Festival coming up.