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BRAVE- A Daisy Poetry Promenade

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The "BRAVE- Daisy Poetry Promenade" is a showcase of original works, told through spoken word poetry, music and theatre. Part of the "BRAVE- Daisy Poetry Promenade" will share the traditional heritage arts of "Tatau" (Traditional tattooing) and "Si'i" (Traditional gift exchange at a wedding or funeral) to give the audience a better understanding of traditional Samoan culture and values. 

The audience will move between six different spaces/rooms within one building complex. These spaces are themed: Vasa Loloa (Navigating the Sea),  Shakespeare and Hip Hop, Tatau (Traditional Samoan Tattoo) , Alofa (Love is), Afi (Fire) and Si'i alofa (Gift Exchange).

For two shows only, "BRAVE" will take place on Thursday 12 and Friday 13 November at the Aranui High School Music Block.

Special guests are: the Judah Band and world-renowned DJ Infared- fresh off an international campaign.

The "BRAVE- Daisy Poetry Promenade" is a collaboration between local artists, poets, musicians, dancers, athletes, photographers, videographers, teachers and elders. 

No amount is too small.

Your contribution will help ensure that every one of these Christchurch artists receives a koha. Essentially, your gift will help achieve the "BRAVE" goals: inspiring pride in one's culture and identity, collaboration, and providing high quality and innovative New Zealand arts. 

Faafetai.

 

UPDATES

  • Faafetai Lava!

    25 MONTHS AGO

    Thank you for believing in the BRAVE dream and donating to the cause. 

    Please keep in touch by liking my DAISY page 

    https://www.facebook.com/DaisyLavea/?ref=hl  

    I will be posting regular updates leading up to the event. 

    Tomorrow I am meeting an elder in the community who has scripted the whole Samoan gift giving ritual ceremony that we will showcase at BRAVE.

    You have helped make this possible! 

    Thank you again

    Peace and Poetry, 

    Daisy x 

  • Excerpt from "Vasa"

    25 MONTHS AGO

    One more day to go! Thank you for your support! It is mad crazy co-ordinating all of the collaborations but everyone is full of energy and looking forward to #BRAVE. Please find an excerpt of my opening poem: "VASA"

    ...Ie faitaga and pinaforte dresses march out and line up/ Hers is a crinkly yesteryear, the white patchup thread stands out for all to see/ She is top in Science, Top in Maths, Future Netball Star.. Form 2- is the biik ekksamination for da high skoo neks year.. One she will never get to sit

    The land is as barren as her future / miscarried knowledge seeds/ bloodclots of poverty the only remnants/ of her thirsty mind's needs. Regret dresses up her years in 48 hour days with 101 things to do- there are too many feaus to do, too many elders to care for, too many "The Lord is my Shephards to learn" / She wonders when will God bring justice to the rising crime of malnourishing minds..

    How much longer will they preach the cotton fields? / How much longer will they preach the washtub? / How much longer will they preach the kitchen? / Then lynch her dreams of building on her own grounds?...

    Maybe the spirit of a lioness can never belong in a congregation of sheep ..... 

  • Excerpt from "Vasa"

    25 MONTHS AGO

    One more day to go! Thank you for your support! It is mad crazy co-ordinating all of the collaborations but everyone is full of energy and looking forward to #BRAVE. Please find an excerpt of my opening poem: "VASA"

    ...Ie faitaga and pinaforte dresses march out and line up/ Hers is a crinkly yesteryear, the white patchup thread stands out for all to see/ She is top in Science, Top in Maths, Future Netball Star.. Form 2- is the biik ekksamination for da high skoo neks year.. One she will never get to sit

    The land is as barren as her future / miscarried knowledge seeds/ bloodclots of poverty the only remnants/ of her thirsty mind's needs. Regret dresses up her years in 48 hour days with 101 things to do- there are too many feaus to do, too many elders to care for, too many "The Lord is my Shephards to learn" / She wonders when will God bring justice to the rising crime of malnourishing minds..

    How much longer will they preach the cotton fields? / How much longer will they preach the washtub? / How much longer will they preach the kitchen? / Then lynch her dreams of building on her own grounds?...

    Maybe the spirit of a lioness can never belong in a congregation of sheep ..... 

  • Excerpt from "Vasa"

    25 MONTHS AGO

    One more day to go! Thank you for your support! It is mad crazy co-ordinating all of the collaborations but everyone is full of energy and looking forward to #BRAVE. Please find an excerpt of my opening poem: "VASA"

    ...Ie faitaga and pinaforte dresses march out and line up/ Hers is a crinkly yesteryear, the white patchup thread stands out for all to see/ She is top in Science, Top in Maths, Future Netball Star.. Form 2- is the biik ekksamination for da high skoo neks year.. One she will never get to sit

    The land is as barren as her future / miscarried knowledge seeds/ bloodclots of poverty the only remnants/ of her thirsty mind's needs. Regret dresses up her years in 48 hour days with 101 things to do- there are too many feaus to do, too many elders to care for, too many "The Lord is my Shephards to learn" / She wonders when will God bring justice to the rising crime of malnourishing minds..

    How much longer will they preach the cotton fields? / How much longer will they preach the washtub? / How much longer will they preach the kitchen? / Then lynch her dreams of building on her own grounds?...

    Maybe the spirit of a lioness can never belong in a congregation of sheep ..... 

  • Tatau (Traditional Tattooing) Photo shoot

    25 MONTHS AGO

    On Friday and Saturday our Tatau models had a photo shoot with photographer Joseph O'Sullivan- his photo exhibition will be a key part of the show. After the Brave Poetry show we will be passing on these photos and videos to high schools in Christchurch that teach Samoan. 

    We are all about Education and inspiring young people. 

    Thank you for partnering with us. 

    Tatau (Traditional Tattooing) Photo shoot