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Two ‘dance the night away’ sell outs

Friday night was a top community success – at the Monkey House with the Filipino community organising its first concert show with three band sets, pop dance music plus a smattering of great Filipino music along with their very talented renditions of current kiwi dance music. It was packed and the good time did not abate from 7.00pm to 1.00am.
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Filipino band, left, set gets the people dancing; Nathan Haines, above, with his jazz/DJ set.

Whitianga was very fortunate to have someone of the calibre of Nathan Haines come especially for a concert at the Monkey House last weekend. He is world class and world famous moving between London and his native Auckland – producer, vocalist, saxophonist. jazz musician extraordinaire and now doing his own DJ set using his maestro jazz skills – remarkable adaption of the new trends in creating your music as you go for Monkey House audiences. This was another sellout and people from twenty years of age to eighty truly danced the night away.

What people have also enjoyed is the mobile food venues outside – much appreciated for by hungry dance enthusiasts.

Coming soon to the Monkey House is local playwright Stan Stewart’s dramatic play reading, Getting Through see page 12.