Rock + Bogan = Rogan

Rock + Bogan = Rogan

International bogan-about-town Dave Wright rocks the guitar hero at the recent (and already legendary) Icebreaker Rogan Party. I had consumed enough Lion Red to think that lying on the floor to take these photos from worm’s eye view was a good idea. And it turns out I WAS RIGHT.

Last night I went to watch a show that Dave designed for the “People in Your Neighborhood” project, which as I understand it is a British-funded scheme to bring Kiwi and UK muscicians together to create live performances celebrating cultural diversity. Dave wrote songs with his mother, who is Vietnamese, about her experiences moving from Vietnam to New Zealand. His mom was a champ and sung them onstage! Dave also designed the show’s visuals, including some black and white photography of his father’s from Vietnam in the 60’s and 70’s. Oh yeah, Dave and his mom also helped a choreographer create a dance performance to accompany the music! The whole experience was just brilliant, and a taste of the music can be seen here:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6937282

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