KA’A is singer/songwriter Pati’s highly anticipated showcase of original music that explores Pasifika women and their bodies and their identity. Known for her boisterous online personality, Pati uses her authenticity to challenge the old-fashioned ideas that dominate Samoa culture.
Pati (formerly Disciple Pati) is a singer/songwriter/performer who opened for The Beths in 2020, performed at Auckland Arts Festival in 2021, and won an award for the Best Pacific Music Video in 2021 for the song The Boy Who Cried Woman. She performed in Fala Muncher at Basement in August, and Over My Dead Body: UNINVITED during Auckland Pride in February 2021.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
HAU (te Hī me te Hā) is a 2-week festival of new and original indigenous, Pasifika and/or LGBTQi+ stories with songs, dance and text celebrating the movement of the atmosphere, the winds of change and the shifting vibrations of energy and light.
The purpose of this festival is to ignite, activate, illuminate and resonate, sharing this opportunity and platform with our vibrant collective who have stories to tell. HAU will feature three shows: Hine Te Rēhia, Ka’a and the Garage Party.
Tuatara Collective is a relatively new company providing an opportunity for New Zealanders to create and share stories with an authentic lens - either Te Ao Māori, Pasifika or LGBTQi+. All projects are created to provide community and facilitate korero.
Tuatara Collective developed the Rātā initiative, an innovative arts practice supporting mental health in the arts industry (for artists and audiences). Professional mental health support will be provided to all artists involved, and be present at each show for the audience to engage with post-show. This is a core value of Tuatara Collective, and informs their kaupapa and work.