The young Caledonian singer referred to as the ‘Pacific Diva’ boasts an extensive range of timbres and tones, and fascinates her audience with her warm and natural personality. She embodies the modern image and diversity of New Caledonian music through her repertoire built on both modern and more traditional takes on the "chanson française". In 2000, she represented New Caledonia at the World Music Festival.
She has since toured the Pacific islands extensively, including Vanuatu, Fiji and Australia. This is her second time in New Zealand for this series of workshops and concerts organised by several Alliances Françaises of New Zealand.
Venue: The Boathouse, Wakefield Quay (along Rocks Road) , Nelson
The Alliances Françaises of Nelson-Tasman, Auckland, Palmerston North and Christchurch, together with the Government of New Caledonia, the Delegation of New Caledonia to New Zealand, the Pacific community, Aircalin, New Caledonia Tourism and Maison Vauron Wine Merchants are proud to present New Caledonian singer Vanuella Watt, the ‘Pacific Diva’ who will be travelling to New Zealand from 14th to 24th November.
Vanuella will be in Nelson at the newly restored Boathouse for a very special concert, introducing her famous album «Oceania: a Hymn for the Pacific» for the first time in New Zealand! The New Caledonian diva will also entertain us with a beautiful repertoire of her own original compositions, classic French chansons, Pacific songs and world-famous songs in several languages, encompassing many styles and genres.
Date: Thursday 22 November
Time: 8:00pm (doors open now from 6:30pm for dinner)
Venue: The Boathouse (see map)
$20 General Admission available now from Beggs
or The Boathouse(any left over on the 22 Nov)
or on Eventbrite for $20 + $1.39 online fee
or pay AFNT bank account including Watt & your name as a reference and contact firstname.lastname@example.org ;
AF Members $15 - check your email for discount details
Please note tickets purchased from Eventbrite incur a fee of $1.39 per ticket:
Raffle - there will be a raffle for sale as well as part of the night - more details to come. Prizes to be drawn mid-December.
Prizes to include:
1st Prize: Aircalin return flight Auckland-Noumea valued at $750
2nd/3rd Prizes: Alliance Française voucher valued at $100
4th/5th Prizes: French movie DVD valued at $25
6th/7th Prizes: French music compilation CD valued at $25
8th Prize: Oceania All Stars CD valued at $20.