HBAF 2023 - Girl In A Savage World

101 Hastings Street South, Hastings

Fresh from touring in the US and Canada, Taite Music Prize winner and celebrated singer-songwriter Theia presents a special performance of reimagined songs from her critically acclaimed alt-pop catalogue, alongside dreamy waiata from her award- winning reo Māori project TE KAAHU.

Bringing both musical identities together for the first time in a potent and thought- provoking live show, Girl In A Savage World reinforces the power that music has in bridging difference.

Theia’s lyricism in English is often raw, confrontational and challenging, while TE KAAHU in te reo Māori is a mesmerising exploration of cultural identity, spirituality and the environment. Although seemingly worlds apart, both projects are woven together by a songwriter and storyteller with great emotional depth.

Working with a small band of some of Aotearoa’s finest musicians, Girl In A Savage World promises to be an immersive musical experience that takes you to soaring heights and devastating depths.

Three-time nominee at the NZ Music Awards, finalist in the George FM Awards and the Waiata Māori Music Awards. Winner of the 2023 Taite Prize for Best Independent Debut with the exquisite debut album ‘Te Kaahu O Rangi’.

“One of the most exciting voices in pop to emerge from New Zealand in the last five years.” – Billboard Magazine, 2020

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Sun 22nd Oct 2023, 8:00pm


Toitoi - Opera House, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

101 Hastings Street South, Hastings

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