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The Kokatahi Band DVD
The Kokatahi Band DVD

The Kokatahi Band has been rattling, squeezing and banging its way through the last 100 years or so, entertaining many thousands of Coasters at A&P Shows, Race Meetings, bridge openings, Wildfoods festivals and more besides.

Dressed in the 'Sunday-best going-out' clothing of the goldminers of the 1860's, the Band has over 25 members, some coming from as far as Invercargill and South Canterbury to play.  Button accordions, violins, drums, lagerphones, bones banjos, swannee whistles and harmonicas are the regular instruments played, and the Band usually plays in a circle facing inwards so that the deafest players can see each other!

This film captures the spirit of the Band, and the individual characters typify the uniques qualities of this West Coast icon.  Produced by band member David Verrall and directed by Dave Kwant and Robyn Janes, this film follows the Band from 2006 through to 2011 including their 100th anniversary in 2010.

Price: $25.00

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