Modern Maori Quartet announce Whakatane Show

With the show band’s long-awaited debut original album, ‘That’s Us!’ being released Friday 15th September Modern Māori Quartet will head off on an extensive 20 date nationwide tour, travelling the highways and byways of New Zealand taking their music to the people of Aotearoa.

The Modern Maori Quartet, joined by beloved Annie Crummer,  will perform at Whakatane’s Little Theatre on Sunday 15 October.

Matu Ngaropo says: “The tour will be about taking our music to the people and returning it to our roots. We want to inspire a new generation of garage parties and fuel those special gatherings with new, honest, hearty waiata to add to the classic playlist. These will be songs that the heartland of Aotearoa can sing along to. As a team committed to carrying the mantle of this kaupapa we aim to share a new and current sound of Māori showbands and show people that real music, our music, is alive and thriving.”

Former Whakatane local boy and performer, Fran Kora added,  “The Past, present and future, with Aroha and truth as the main ingredients.”


PUTĀRURU – Saturday 16th September – The Plaza
HAMILTON – Sunday 17th September – Playhouse
NELSON – Wednesday 20th September – Playhouse Theatre
BLENHEIM – Thursday 21st September – ASB Theatre Marlborough
CHRISTCHURCH – Friday 22nd September – Aurora Centre
DUNEDIN – Saturday 23rd September – Mayfair Theatre
PŌRANGAHAU – Wednesday 27th September – Memorial Hall
FEATHERSTON -Thursday 28th September – Anzac Hall
ŌTAKI – Friday 29th September – Memorial Hall
NAPIER – Saturday 30th September – Municipal Theatre
WHANGANUI – Sunday 1st October – Royal Opera House
ROTORUA – Thursday 5th October – Civic Theatre
NEW PLYMOUTH – Friday 6th October -Theatre Royal
WELLLINGTON – Saturday 7th October – Wellington High School, Riley Centre
TAUPŌ – Sunday 8th October – Great Lakes Centre
KAIKOHE – Thursday 12th October – War Memorial Hall
WHANGAREI – Friday 13th October – Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Forum North
AUCKLAND – Saturday 14th October – Crystal Palace
WHAKATĀNE – Sunday 15th October -Little Theatre

Tickets on sale Mon 7th Aug at 9am
For show and ticketing info go to

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