Auckland Museum presents Volume South, a brand new exhibition celebrating South Auckland music at Manukau Institute of Technology’s Manukau campus.
The exhibition shares the rich stories and dynamic music culture unique to South Auckland, fed by street culture, church choirs, R&B clubs and hip-hop.
Stories of artists such as Savage, OMC and Ardijah are shared through items from the personal collections of these artists, including hand-written lyrics, photo albums, costumes, awards, equipment, and memorabilia.
Championing the artists and scenes that represent Southside pride, emerging talent is featured alongside early trailblazers, including Urban Pacifika Records, the Fuemana family and Dawn Raid Entertainment.
A specially commissioned film by Malosi Pictures features South Auckland artists and scene-makers sharing their influences and motivations of South Auckland in their music.
Visitors can add past, present and future stars to our shared Great Southside playlist on Spotify and be in to win prizes, including tickets to attend the Pacific Music Awards.
"Volume South will be an important milestone for the story of South Auckland music. Together we will celebrate many of the people involved in creating the music we love and learn more about the journey behind the music,” says Volume South Advisory Board member Petrina Togi-Sa'ena, MNZM.
“This is a proud moment for South Auckland to have the history of their music honoured in this way," she says.