Fresh from touring in the US and Canada, celebrated Christchurch-born singer and songwriter Theia brings Girl In A Savage World to her hometown. This is a special performance of reimagined songs from her critically acclaimed alt pop catalogue alongside dreamy waiata from her award-winning reo Māori project TE KAAHU. Theia’s lyricism in English is often raw, confrontational and challenging, while TE KAAHU explores her cultural identity, the environment and spirituality. Although seemingly worlds apart, at the heart of both projects is a songwriter and storyteller with great depth.
Girl In A Savage World brings both musical identities together for the first time in a potent and thought-provoking live show, which reinforces the power that music has in bridging differences, particularly between Māori and Pākeha.
Working with a small band of some of Aotearoa’s finest musicians, including award-winning producer, artist and multi-instrumentalist Jol Mulholland, Girl In A Savage World is an immersive experience that will take the audience to soaring heights and devastating depths.
Theia is a three-time nominee at the NZ Music Awards and has been a finalist in the George FM Awards and the Waiata Māori Music Awards. Her project TE KAAHU won the 2023 Taite Prize for Best Independent Debut with the exquisite debut album TE KAAHU O RANGI.