|Sat 1 Dec 2012, 12:00am–6:00pm|
Returning to Silo Park for a second time, Nick D & Dick Johnson's Weird Together and Silo Park presents World Together - a mini showcase of sights and sounds from all four corners of the globe. Featuring international artists featuring Kalbata direct from Tel Aviv, Israel.
Following on from the success of their first Silo Park visit in June 2012, it was only a matter of time before Weird Together would return - so what better way to kick off the official summer season!
World Together will feature a stunning line up of local and international artists as well as dance from all over the world, full international markets, international food stalls, Silo climbs up to the top of the Silo6 and of course the Silo Park Bar which stocks a wide variety of craft beers and interesting wines.
Kicking off at midday and running through until 6pm it's sure to be a great day of fun for young and old alike.
What is Weird Together?
'Weird Together' is the new studio and live project from Dick Johnson and Nick D, spurred on by Nick's love of exotic music’s and crazy sounds from all far corners of the globe, and Dick's love of taking said sounds and moulding them and sculpting them into solid grooves that make people wanna dance lots.
After years of many late night / early morning "yeah, let's make some music together, sounds like fun" - the boys finally did it, and after a particularly inspirational session with some old Ethiopian jazz records 'Weird Together' was born.
A couple of years passed - Dick became a cycling champ, and in-between the ADD and off gallivanting round the globe Nick got a bit sidetracked but toward the end of 2011 a pact was made, and they decided to go at it proper with the aim of launching a full live show. Teaming up with a wide range of different musical folk who come from all over the world the boys have been busy in the Red Bull Studio's recording Caribbean steel pan orchestras, Burundian drum ensembles, Sudanese vocalists, Ghanaian master percussionists, Pacific Choir, French-Mexican accordion players and that's just the beginning.
'Weird Together' promises to be an explosion of sounds and cultures never seen before on stage leaving no far-flung musical stone unturned. 2012 has already been a terrific year for Weird Together - with a headline-set debut at Splore to around 3,000 people, a daytime performance at the Auckland Cultural festival, and the launch of their ‘World Together’ mini world music festival showcasing Auckland’s incredible ethnic diversity though markets, food, cultural dance and music which saw around 6,000 Aucklanders descend upon Silo Park. Not forgetting a bevy of sweaty sell-out club shows.
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