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Multi ethnic YoiFest 2017

  • YoiFest 2017 Kaitaia New Zealand (map)

A small scale festival - 1pm till 4pm at the Te Ahu Centre Kaitaia - FREE ENTRANCE

Enjoy traditional stories in English, te reo Maori, German, Mandarin and Russian, with a short introduction to English.

Be astounded by an Indian dance and three labanese belly dances, to which you are more than welcome to join in on the dances!

A choir will be present, singing a few songs during the festival, conducted by Lucy Houtas. We encourage you to get involved, where the choir and visitors will attempt to sing the canon "Frere Jaque"/"Brother John" in as many languages as possible, all at the same time!

YoiFest Ceilidh - 6pm - ENTRANCE $5-10

You will be able to engage in dancing during the Ceilidh and enjoy a yummy supper place. Each dance will be briefed before we start on music played by "Raging Gael".

A Scottish Country Dance demonstration and a solo Irish dance will also open our eyes to how fine tuned traditional dances can be.

Halfway through the ceilidh we share our plates for supper, whilst engaging in great conversation and delicious non-alcoholic drinks.

During the whole festival we aim for zero waste. Crockery will be used a washed, and if there is too much food visitors can take some home! Real waste food will be fed to the chickens!

Please contact for any questions.

YoiFest 2017 is supported by: Far North District Creative Communities NZ and Far North District Council