Honestly I thought they were done but the team at Kia Mau have one more show for us on Saturday June 19.

BLOK PARTY at Meow Bar 

Nau mai, haere mai! Kia Mau Festival presents BLOK PARTY. Join us at Meow Bar with special guest performers DJ DeezNaks, halfqueen & JessB. BLOK PARTY is between 12-4pm on the final day of Kia Mau Festival, easing in music & gigs into the KMF programme.

This is an alcohol-free event.

Astronesian native, DJ DeezNaks aka NahBo, tries on the soundcloud fuckboy aesthetic, is sad about colonisation, then writes beats about it. NahBo is a character designed and embodied by Pōneke-based artist and activist Taranaki Ah Young-Grace, who mixes the sonic aesthetics of neo-soul, indie rap, jazz and trap into an explosive and lyrically subversive experience.

JessB masters new sounds with hype-inducing confidence propelling her rising status even higher. When she wasn’t spending her days and nights writing and recording at Red Bull Music Studios, JessB has been flexing her creative chops as part of the new generation of local artists, featuring on “Flying” as part of NZ rap collective BLKCITY. She also ran a week-long workshop at Roundhead Studio with some of her favourite artists and producers, and co-curates the popular Filth club night with regular collaborator Halfqueen.

Coming out of Auckland, NZ, Halfqueen is a DJ whose sets are just as unapologetic and empowered as her presence in every space. Rooted in the experience of her Fijian and Paakehaa bloodlines, her background has influenced a confluence of sound that is ever-evolving, musically speaking into a local and global sense of diaspora. Specializing in the genre-bending sounds of global club, Halfqueen is driven to connect via ass shaking.

DJ DeezNaks: 12pm – 2pm
JessB & halfqueen: 2pm – 3.30pm
halfqueen: 3.30pm – 4pm