Monthly Music Nights
The new MMNs at Kawai Purapura build on a rich tradition of musical performances, from folk and spiritual all the way through to raga, dance and classical!
A one night “off the grid” world music celebration.
Featuring high energy percussive music from AKSamba, Tamashii Taiko Drummers, African Drummers and Dubtext – live electronica!
For those of us who can’t make it down to WOMAD – we bring a slice of world music to the beautiful Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre in Albany – just 15 minutes drive from Auckland CBD.
A fun, family-friendly, alcohol free evening celebrating dance music from all over the world. There will also be a twilight eco market featuring food and stalls focusing on ecological sustainability.
The whole evening will be “off the grid” powered without use of electricity – proving we don’t need to leave a big footprint to have a good time.
Bring an instrument if you want to jam at the end. Children 12 and under come free.
Getting there: Carpool with friends and whanau, there’s plenty of free parking. Or it’s just 12 minutes walk from the Albany bus station.
$15 presales or $20 cash on the gate
Saturday 16 March, 7pm-11pm
Music is a powerful connector and also a store of wisdom. Our 2013 Festivals include a wide range of performances.
Our Yoga Festival (March 29-April 1) has strong connections with devotional music, to be enjoyed in its own right and as inspiration for meditation and other personal practice.
You can hear Jyoshna and the Ananda Marga ‘Path of Bliss Choir performing a fusion of Western Choral singing, Eastern kirtan devotional songs and English folk music. recent songs from the album Unity Hours II, as well as a selection from Prabhat Samgiita, ‘Songs of the New Dawn’ composed by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar the most celebrated devotional song Collection of the 20th century.
Plus Jeffree Clarkson’s blissful music can touch the heart in a powerful way, as does the beautiful devotional ensemble music from Shakti. Experience solo stars Dylan Wade, multi-dimensional guitar player, smooth soulful vocalist, writer of unique songs - and Premratna (Sarah Marlowe Spence) sharing sacred songs and chants in the medium of voice and guitar or harmonium.
Come and join us in singing and dancing to ecstatic praise songs ‘kirtans’, that have profound and uplifting effects on body, mind and spirit.
Our first concert by Dylan Wade, performing songs from his new album LIFE was a great treat. Fluid guitar playing from both Dylan and special guest Antion kept the songs lively and interesting, while hand drums and drum kit, plus sax and flute, were interwoven expertly by Yair Katz and Libby Johns.
Food Delights from Jaynee, the resident chef at Kawai Purapura, were outstanding, from tasty savouries to exquisite cakes!
Stay locked for upcoming Albany events.
Past performances at Kawai Purapura include music as diverse as harmonium, cello, didgeridoo, guitar, flute, oboe and lute. Plus a wonderful range of vocalists and styles.
Jeffree Clarkson also played at our 2012 Yoga Festival:
Kawai Purapura has been honoured with the effort and events that Elandra and Antion provide, and they’ll be returning soon with even more activities:
You can see a wide range of our music history via the link below:Inspiring Music at Kawai Purapura