Today in New Zealand International Arts Festival history: Mahinarangi Tocker (2004) & Ship Songs (2010)
Continuing from yesterday's rehearsal photos, here are a few images of Mahinarangi Tocker's 2004 concerts in the Festival Club / Pacific Crystal Palace tent - I went back the following day to photograph the school's performance in the afternoon, then again in the evening to enjoy the show myself. These are a mix of both shows - two from the afternoon, three from the evening - and the second one was cropped, clearcut and used as the cover of her album the following year, The Mongrel In Me.
In 2010, writer & actor Ian Hughes brought his show Ship Songs down from Auckland Theatre Company, along with live music from Don McGlashan and his band. Turned out it was (in part) about early migration to Canada, so he had me hooked early on! (And I'm a huge Don McGlashan fan, so that didn't hurt either...)
The show kept going after the Festival with Ian using some of my images to help promote it, which great - I'm not sure if he managed to take it to Canada yet, though!