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Mama Kin

A golden collaboration with local voices shining.


Wednesday 20 Feb, 7pm


Rhododendron Lawn


$38 General Admission
$35 Concession

*Booking fees apply

Read the Waikato Times Review of this amazing event

Mama Kin Spender (MKS) is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender who joined forces in 2016 to create their debut album Golden Magnetic.

Their music is described as a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies, illuminated by a chorus of singers – arranged by Virginia Bott (Brighter Later, First Chorus Band of Singers).

Part of the MKS recording and subsequent performance model is to engage with locally based choirs in the towns that they perform in; to engage directly with the communities they tour to, and experience the different sound of every place.

Performing on the Opening Night of HGAF 19, this amazing performance will feature a collaboration with a group of local Waikato singers, who add their unique sound to this one-off performance.

“…Mama Kin Spender produce a set that epitomises what this festival is – Kin drumming upright with a voice that builds and projects, Spender on guitar, a twenty (or so)-piece choir, they breathe soul and vitality into the place…”

– Rolling Stone Magazine

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Mama Kin Spender




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