Moana Maniapoto is coming to the Chanel Arts Centre! She is well known as a multi skilled musician in singing, song writing and guitar player; a documentary film maker and also a columnist for the online weekly newspaper e-tangata. What is not commonly known, is she is also a Law Graduate and recipient of the NZ Order of Merit in 2004 and, in 2016 was inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. 2019 saw her honoured as a Distinguished Alumni of the University of Auckland. These are just a few of the many awards Moana’s talent has been recognised by. This concert is an intimate 90 minute tribute to the ocean with a tremendous blend of beautiful harmonies, clever musicianship with strong political messages. With a mix of music, myth and personal anecdote we discover and share our relationship to the Ocean – and to each other. A review from Wellington said “thank you for caressing our consciousness and humanity with your music”. Moana, on guitar will be joined on stage with Trina Maniapoto on ukulele; Paddy Free on keyboard and Cadzow Cossar on guitar. Our last concert was a full house so several people were disappointed not to get door sales. We expect that Moana will also be a very popular concert so to ensure you get a seat to enjoy this experience, purchase your ticket from Floral Affair early. As always, we operate an ‘open seating’ plan at the Chanel so if you want a special place, or to sit as a group, we advise you to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm.