The traditional Tongan lali, or wooden drum, has had a makeover by Massey University graduate, Rachael Hall, who is half Tongan, and is winning design awards around the world.
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Tuesday 10 October 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
Monday 28 June 2010
The 2010 Heilala Block Party will be a night to remember. New Zealand's very own "Three Houses Down" will be landing in the Kingdom Wednesday 14th July 2010 as part of their "Keep your Culture Tour" supported by Mr Alfred 'Aholelei aka DJ AlGoodie. Tour organisers Radio Nuku'alofa 88.6 FM and Kaimai Burgers have collaborated for the band to perform a free concert at the Heilala Block Party Friday 16th July 2010.
Sunday 30 March 2003
The Nesian Mystik’s debut album ‘Polysaturated’ went double platinum in New Zealand alone, with sales of over 30,000 CDs, an achievement Tongan band member Donald McNulty attributes to the band’s teamwork and perseverance. “We’ve been together since 3rd Form—we hung around the music room all the time, just jamming”. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 18, no. 1, March 2003.