Love Me As I Am – 16 to 17 March 2018 – Auckland Arts Festival

From folk to classical, Mahinārangi Tocker wrote more than 1000 songs exploring identity and aroha which form a deeply compelling narrative of her own life experiences. A champion for Māori music, gay rights and mental illness, her fearless approach to creativity is well respected among her musical contemporaries and globally acknowledged. Her live performances were characterised by energy, humour, and a vocal deftness that was rich and mellifluous.

For two nights, the Great Hall comes to life with an incredible line-up to celebrate the music and memory of Mahinārangi. Featuring Anika Moa, Nadia Reid, Shona Laing, Moana Maniapoto, Annie Crummer, Don McGlashan, Emma Paki, Maree Sheehan, Charlotte Yates, Anahera Higgins, Hinewehi Mohi and more, this will be a night to remember.