Acclaimed Tahitian trio in ‘one-only’ concert

Tuesday November 20, 2018 Written by Published in Local
Acclaimed Tahitian trio in ‘one-only’ concert

Tahitian band Trio Kikiriri who are on a visit to Rarotonga en route to New Zealand, will perform a one night only concert on Wednesday November 21 at the Islander Hotel.


Guitarist Kalou Gooding, whose musical talents have been described as “exceptional” and keyboardist Hiro Vernaudon will entertain guests with a mix of Tahitian, Cook Islands and English songs.

Organisers say it will be a great spot to dance the night away – even if it is mid-week, and listen to Polynesian music. Prizes will be awarded for the best muumuu, ei katu and waltz dance.

Gooding and Vernaudon teamed up in 2001 and their usual gig in their home island of Tahiti is at the Royale Kaveka restaurant in Papeete.

Gooding took up the guitar as a nine-year-old and Vernaudon began playing his first musical instrument, the ukulele at the age of 10.

The pair last visited Rarotonga 11 years ago when they played at the Banana Court, Trader Jacks and several other bars on the island.

Trio Kikiriri arrived on Saturday afternoon and depart on Thursday morning. They are also scheduled to perform in Auckland, New Zealand, on November 24 at the Wanderers Tavern Mangere Bridge.

Door sales are $30, or you can also enjoy a two course dinner for $75, phone 21003.                

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