I’m a big fan of two things, music and comedy. When those two things mix I am one happy patron of the arts. So imagine my excitement as I sit down to watch Destiny’s Cousin: The Reunion Spectacular, directed by Karen Anslow. The brainchild of four Wellington Footlights Society members, Destiny’s Cousin (don’t you dare compare them to the other girlband that they have gone through numerous legal battles with!) is part send up of pop band dynamics/stereotypes and part celebration of the music Millenials and Gen Z were raised on, with a delightful acapella twist.
Sean Burnett Dugdale-Martin
Coolie: The story of the Girmityas is a performance of the Pacific’s untold history of indentured labour from India to Fiji. In some countries, Coolie is an offensive term. It is the name that indentured labourers were called and affected how they were perceived. This is their story, the story of the Girmityas. Join poet and music producer Miss Leading (AKA Nadia Freeman) as she tells the story of her ancestors.
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