Event Ngāti Kangaru (Māori in Australia)

Ngāti Kangaru (Māori in Australia)

First Thursdays

04 April 2019

Join DJ, writer, and curator Kōtare (fka DJ Sezzo) as she takes over the IMA with a one-night-only experimental club night, Ngāti Kangaru (Māori in Australia), bringing together music, performance, and visual art. Kōtare is a proud Ngāpuhi woman, whose work explores what it is to be modern Māori.

The evening will feature Kōtare on the decks, alongside the performances by Tyson Campbell and Bella Waru, rapper Jamaica Moana, and poetry by Hana Aoake. The IMA will be transformed into a queer, intersectional club that Kōtare invites you to immerse yourself, celebrating the strength of modern Māori culture, and the magic of the club.

Guest Info
  • Hana Pera Aoake (Ngāti Mahuta, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Hinerangi) is a repressed mozzie bogan with a heart of gold. Hana is interested in drinking sangria, eating oysters, catching flights not feelings, listening to baby making rnb and trying to get hapū by 2021. They live in the land of the wrong white crowd on Ngāti Whatua land in Tāmaki Makaurau. They work primarily in the Fresh and Fruity collective with Mya Morrison-Middleton (Ngāi Tahu).

    Tyson Campbell (Te Rarawa/ Ngāti Maniapoto) is a Naarm/Birraranga/Melbourne based multi-disciplinary artist whose work is engaged with the relationships between the indigenous and the settler-state imaginaries.

    Kōtare (fka DJ Sezzo/Sarah Scott) began some of the first underground intersectional queer club nights in Meanjin/Brisbane in 2013 and hosted the Underground Hip Hop show on 4zzz. Since then she has created the experimental art club night Precog and played at Dark Mofo, MONA FOMA, Next Wave Festival, GoMA, Mardi Gras, MCA, IMA, Firstdraft, Falls Festival, and has supported the likes of Moor Mother & Black Quantum Futurism, Klein, Le1f, Cher, Coolio and Charli XCX.

    Jamaica Moana is a Sydney-based artist, rapper and writer—descending from Māori (Ngāpuhi/Tainui) and Samoan lineage. Spiritually entwined with Hokianga & Waikato, she is ready to “bring the bars, the sex, and the fire” in her work and performances.

    Bella Whāwhai Waru is an artist of Maori and Celtic descent. Waru performs, makes, writes, speaks, and facilitates ritual spaces as mediums for ignition, resurgence, connection, activation, clearing, and healing.

Photo: Jesse Mullins

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands where the IMA now stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.