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Oratia Jungle Festival

20 Jan 2011
The Hills will be alive with the sound of music, Saturday 29th January from 3pm till late. A chan

The Hills will be alive with the sound of music, Saturday 29th January from 3pm till late. A chance to explore these sub-tropical gardens set in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges, listen to some excellent live music, from 'Blacksandiva', 'Gypsy Tea Party', 'Trudy Lile & Mojave'. Sample some of the best local food and wine. Discover the work of top local artists and craftsmen/women. The day ends with outdoor cinema on the big screen, a selection of short films all with the theme of music, Hawaiian street guitarist Scott Huckabay, a rare live performance from Pete Townsend, Jarvis Cocker with Pulp, music by Jim Carey, 'Rapt in Stone' by Ailsa Roberts, and others.

Also showing a short film made by Glen Eden based film-maker Elena Doyle, the film was inspired by the poem 'Rain' by Maori Poet Hone Tuwhare. Elena will be there on the night to present her film.

Also...The New Zealand premiere of "First Breath" a 28 minute piece of music, with over 1000 voices of the massed choirs of Cornwall, composed and arranged by Jim Carey, lyrics by Anna-Maria Murphy and featuring some of Cornwall's top musicians."First Breath" was filmed and edited by award winning film-maker Robin Kewell who now lives in the valley. To create this work he dipped into the vast archive he has collected over the years from places all over the globe, producing a feast for the eyes... coupled with Jim Carey's powerful recording this is an audio visual experience that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.