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FIRST THURS OF THE MONTH
4 Mar 2010: Hikoikoi | media release
Hikoikoi is bringing its old-school-authentic Jamaican sounds and earthy beats to the March session of Late Lounge. The three-piece roots/rock/soul group, well known for its infectious, soaring vocals and sub-sonic roots vibrations, perform from 7pm on the 4th of March in TheNewDowse Lounge. The evening warms up with exhibition tours at 5:30pm and 6:30pm - Bill Viola’s extraordinary spiritual video work, The Messenger, providing the perfect preamble to Hikoikoi’s invigorating lyrics and soulful sounds. Entry for the evening is by koha with all galleries, café, cash bar and Shopette open until 9pm.
“Music for your head as well as your heart.” Miles Buckingham, Unchartered, 2009
Last year, Hikoikoi’s self titled debut album shot to number four on the New Zealand charts. The band’s sound is an organic fusion of earthy beats and grooves, peppered with rich harmonic interplay drawing on themes from early gospel and roots reggae, blended with jazz and funk grooves. www.myspace.com/hikoikoi