Rob Ruha & the Witch Dr
Iconic New Zealand artist Rob Ruha has spread his brand of ‘Haka-Soul’ music around the globe. Upon embarking on his second album Survivance, he teamed up with producer Tyna Keelan (The Nok) to form The Witch Dr. with some of Aotearoa’s hottest musicians including Darren Mathiassen (Shapeshifter), James Illingworth (Bliss n Eso), and Johnny Lawrence (Electric Wire Hustle). Survivance by Rob Ruha & The Witch Dr. promotes the Māori nation as current, relevant, spirited, prophetic, capable and unrelenting in their pursuit of self determination – a trademark of Rob’s music to date.
The album and union with The Witch Dr. also marks the exciting new musical direction Rob has chosen to explore. For the very rst time at the festival and for one night only, Rob Ruha & The Witch Dr. present Survivance: a new legacy of sound and artistic expression of identity.