Wellesley, MA
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New England States Touring (NEST) Grant
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We are thrilled to invite Robyn Kamira and WAI.TAI to Wellesley College for a residency and concert. WAI.TAI is a unique, contemporary, originals band comprising a fluid line up of seasoned musicians that create authentic music from Aotearoa. The band merges it with music from all over the world and seamlessly infuses it with Te Reo Maori language and the music from Aotearoa at its core. This residency brings to campus traditional indigenous Maori music, as well as a juxtaposition of cultural expressions from other lands, continuing the conversation surrounding cultural respect in contemporary creative musical practice. We plan a public concert, workshops, class visits and open rehearsals.