Wellington-based music collective Fly My Pretties are in concert in Wanganui on Saturday for a show with a difference.
Instead of the usual lights and images associated with a rock band, their visuals at the Royal Opera House will be provided by Archives New Zealand and the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, and will consist of precious archival footage, much of which has rarely been seen.
The band's 18-town Homeland Tour is taking the form of a celebratory journey across New Zealand, delving into historic stories taken from some of the regions the collective visits, while looking at the important challenges the country faces now and into the future.
Selected archival films and images from the collective's media partners will be integrated on stage and woven into the performance of each song, to tell a unique and intimate story of the nation. The Archives New Zealand footage includes historically significant films from the iconic National Film Unit.
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Included in the Fly My Pretties 2013 line-up are Anika Moa, Mel Parsons, Ria Hall, Kara Gordon, Louis McDonald (Five Mile Town), Mark Vanilau, Ryan Prebble (The Nudge), Shaun Blackwell (John the Baptist) and members of the Black Seeds, Barnaby Weir, Jarney Murphy, Mike Fabulous and Nigel Patterson.
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