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Whirimako Black

Saturday 25th November 2023

Whirimako Black is Aotearoa’s undisputed soul diva. With melodies caressed into shape by the language of her ancestors, Whirimako has carved out a musical pathway leading from the mists of the Urewera to the world.

Joined on stage by the multi-instrumentalist Kim Halliday who perfectly complements her with her virtuosity, and Mahina Kaui’s out of this world Taonga Puoro sounds and vocals it’s a performance not to be missed.

One of New Zealand’s most distinctive singers, Whirimako has featured on numerous collaborations with some of the world’s most highly regarded musical artists. List of awards include Best Māori Album, Best Jazz Album, and a Silver Scroll award for Best Māori Composition.

One of the key pioneers of the Māori music industry, Whirimako Black from the Tūhoe Nation, paved the way for Māori and te reo recording artists. Whirimako is a veteran of 8 albums and has collaborated with numerous national and international musicians. Her blending of folk, jazz and blues incorporates traditional Māori music forms singing in English and te Reo Māori.



November 25




Nelson & suburbs


Theatre Royal
78 Rutherford St, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Tickets from $15 to $30, Door Sales $35

Tickets from Theatre Royal Nelson ph. 03 548 3840 ext 1.


Ph. 03 548 3840

Additional Info

Official Website


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