Upper Hutt Posse w. The Coolies – 5/08/2016


Audio Foundation presents…. a rare performance from Aotearoa ground-breaking hip-hop progenitors Upper Hutt Posse w. support from legendary Auckland art-punkers The Coolies!

In their first outing since taking home the prestigious IMNZ Classic Record award at the Tatie Music Prize for their 1988 12” ‘E Tu’, Upper Hutt Posse will play a one-off show at Auckland’s Wine Cellar!

Since their inception in 1985, Dean Hapeta (also known as D Word or Te Kupu) and the Posse have been fighting racial injustice with the proud music of revolutionary thinking. The song’s of UHP were and remain songs of Aotearoa, taking ideals of protest and revolution and situating them in an explicitly local frame of reference. Their classic ‘E Tu’ is but one example of Upper Hutt Posse’s artistic and ideological commitment conscience, to music which rings true for all those who see the need for change.

This performance is presented in relation to Te Kupu’s exhibition ’Ngātahi – Know the Links’ which opens at 5.30pm on Thursday 4 August at Audio Foundation.

Please see www.audiofoundation.org.nz/programmes/exhibitions/ for more information.

Friday 5 August @ Wine Cellar, doors open 9pm
$20 on the door // Tickets $15 from URT – www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/ticket

Upper Hutt Posse, ‘E Tu’

Dean and Matthew Hapeta perform ’E Tu’ acapella at the Taite Music Prize, 2016