Podcast: The Kava Club

Author: Sasha Greig, Front of House Team Leader

Last week we talked to Lonnie Hutchinson about her survey exhibition Black Birdnow on at The Dowse.

This week we are talking about the wonderful afternoon of events we hosted here at The Dowse as part of the opening for the exhibition. In this episode of the podcast, Alice and Chloe sit down with Herbee Bartley to discuss the Kava Club, a collective of Maori and Pasifika creatives based here in Wellington. The Kava Club hosted an extremely successful Chop Suey Hui as part of the opening for Black Bird, including performances by a number of creative Wellington women, and of course, Chop Suey!


Herbee chatted to Alice and Chloe about the origins of Kava Club and the Chop Suey Hui, the need for support networks around Maori and Pasifika values and ideas in creative communities, and how to get involved in Kava Club. The podcast also features comments from Gem Wilder, Kasaya Manulevu, and members of the Tupuna Collective, who were all performers at the event.

To learn more about Kava Club, or to get involved, you can find their website here, and their Facebook page here.
To learn more about each of the performers involved in the Chop Suey Hui at The Dowse, click here


To listen to the podcast, click here 


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