AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL
14 December 2005
Mission Bay bathed in golden sounds
Aucklanders can enjoy some great New Zealand music by the beach this summer with a new addition to Auckland City's free
Music in Parks season, the Sounds of Summer @ Mission Bay series.
Two free concerts, featuring the best in pop and Latin music, will be held on the shores of Mission Bay at Selwyn
The series kicks off on 7 January with the golden sounds of the hugely popular Goldenhorse, supported by the hi-energy
Batucada Sound Machine.
Goldenhorse's first album, Riverhead, was nominated for three Tuis at the 2003 New Zealand Music Awards, including Best
Album and Best Female Vocalist. It spent over 70 weeks on the local sales charts and sold in excess of 50,000 copies.
The group recently released their much anticipated second album, Out Of The Moon.
Auckland-based musicians, Batucada Sound Machine headlined at the Sydney Festival in January 2005, playing to over
10,000 people each night in Darling Harbour. The 15-piece group boasts members from Chile, Brazil, the UK and NZ, and as
the numbers suggest, the sound they create is truly massive. Featuring an all-star horn section, a 7-piece percussion
line-up and more, Batucada Sound Machine deliver a mix of Latino groove, Brazilian beats and raw hip-hop.
The second Sounds of Summer @ Mission Bay concert on 4 March will feature the smooth Latin sounds of Kantuta, New
Zealand's top Latin dance band which has achieved both Gold and Platinum records. Kantuta perform a unique style of
modern Latino music which is inspired by the musical influences of the group's varied cultural background. The concert
will also include DJ Loco, free salsa lessons and a dance show.
Be sure to bring your friends and family down to Selwyn Reserve this summer and enjoy these unique concerts, sponsored
by The Promenade, Mission Bay.
Music in Parks concerts are produced by Auckland City, with support from Radioworks. They are just some of more than 60
free events provided by Auckland City as part of the Ak@Play summer events programme. Check out
www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/mips for more details.