Vela Manusaute <Manusaute13>
"Vela is the name and kila is the game!"
|Tony T Album Launch MY NIUE|
Tony T was born in Auckland and raised in Oatra. His love for singing became apparent as a youngster in the church choir. Later, he and his family members set up the family band That?s Us and went on to win two rounds of Battle of The Bands. In the ?90?s Tony formed the band Defactions and produced the hit song Down In The Boondocks.
Tony also co-produced the number one hit To sir with love, with Fijian singing sensation Ngaire.
But it?s not all about singing for Tony who was lead guitarist for one of New Zealand?s outstanding band Ardijah.
This album will show case 15 great songs of traditional and contemporary Niuean Songs.
Also featuring in the album is one of Samoa?s hottest artist Puna. This collaboration is one of a kind.
This will also mark the beginning of a working relationship between Tony and Kila Kokonut Krew.
This cd is a tribute to his homeland, Niue.
Where: 220 Woody?s bar South Auckland.
When: 27th of JUNE.
Time: 6pm doors open.
Cost: $20 with a Free Tony T CD.
For more information: Contact Velasaute@gmail.com or 0212605254
|Kila KoKonut Krew on Tour With "Once Were Samoans"||3/1/09|
ROTORUA FESTIVAL OF ARTS
Venue: Rotorua Convention Centre
Mon 16th of March 7.30pm
Tues 17th of March7.30pm
CORBAN ESTATE( West Auckland)
Venue: Mau Theatre
Thursday March 19th
Friday 20th of March
Saturday 21st of March
FESTIVAL OF CULTURES ( Palmerston North)
Venue: The Globe Theatre Weds 25th
Thursday 26th 12pm and 8pm
|Once Were Samoans in Mangere||11/3/08|
|If you missed out on Kila kokonut krew's Once were Samoans comedy show last year then check them out at Mangere's Metro Theatre for this years Manukau City Festival of the Arts. When: next wednesday 12 of nov and thursday 13 of nov,8pm. Where: Mangere Metro Theatre, Mangere East. Entry is donation. if you want more info call Ana on 021 0685 794. limited seats so call her and reserve your chair today!!!|
|KILA KOKONUT KREW ON THE NEWS||9/7/08|
|Once Were Samoans does it again!!!!||8/19/08|
|The writer of the popular comedy show Once Were Samoans has been invited to The Maori King?s Coronation Celebration at the Turangawaewae Marae 21st of August. Vela Manusaute and his Kila Kokonut Krew will perform the highly popular show, Once Were Samoans at the coronation. The show was a sell out success at this years Fuel Festival in Hamilton .|
|What a week!!!!||8/10/08|
|1. It was my birthday!?.i shared the limelight with my partner number one Aunty that passed away and was buried on Friday?.R.I.P Aunty Fea |
2. Kila Kokonut Krew and Nafanua Records singing sensation JXN and his lil sister Daeshjan made it to STYLE PASIFIKA 2008, TV one here comes the
Niueans!,,,Singing JXN number one hits, ?Young Guns? Cant figured it out? and ?Summer time?
3.My Feature Film Script( COLD SUN) is short listed for NZFC 1st Writers Initiative 2008.
4. Planning to direct my first episode for ?PACIFIC BEAT STREET? by the end of this month?thanks to Stan the man.
5. Started writing Kila Kokonut Krew feature film to be shot this coming summer! The deadline is only next week for the script?and its only 100 pages!
6. Last Friday I was invited to talk at the Coco Cola expo 2008 at the ASB show ground about career in the Creative industry?it was like going back to school again. Heaps of kids!!!
And top it off?..
After being SOLD out completely at the FUEL FESTIVAL Hamilton last month...We get a phone call.....that "ONCE WERE SAMOANS? comedy show IS INVITED TO THE CORONATION OF THE MAORI KING!!!! by the end of the month?..!
And I am thinking to myself, we going to the top!
|TONGA VS SAMOA BOXING REVIEW||6/3/08|
|SHAKOBE BOXING |
I know that when Samoa vs Tonga Boxing came to NZ my 1st impression was shot! Yeayah! Kewl! Osum! and all that. Big hits and k.o. fights came to mind, although I prefer watching a boxing match over a brawl any day especially good boxing scientific matches, if there is such a description, but you know what I mean anyways where was I, oh yeah. When I first heard of this, my immediate thought was BOXING, not Tonga vs Samoa but BOXING. Many people did not see the BOXING but rather the TONGA VS SAMOA, which I guess would bring out feelings of fear. Fear as in 2 cultures who are physically big strong people, 2 cultures who may in the past had bad blood between them. Being half of both worlds, a deadly combination some would say, I can understand where they, who chose not to attend are coming from. I know it was painful for them though cos they LOVE Boxing.
When I attended the last event we did have a little scuffle there which I personally feel the media blew out of proportion, of course they would, be it at a Tonga vs Samoan Boxing match. In the build up to the next Tonga vs Samoa match many people did not want to attend thinking that because of the little scuffle last time, it would probably result in some kind of revenge or trouble. I heard all sorts of rumours of people gathering up troublemakers to spoil the night. That really pissed me off! Especially when rugby fans of all different colours and race could gather and cheer on their favourite rugby teams side by side and yet in Boxing we could not.
Last night's Tonga vs Samoa was osum, scheduled to start at 5pm. By 5pm everything was half full or half done. The seats were half full, the corporate tables were half out the chairs half done the palagi boxing official half asleep, snoring while the people waited patiently for the Boxing to begin. The programme kicked off with our youth in amateur boxing. I so wanted to yell out but I couldn?t cos I love all those kids. I took a seat back and watched a young boy by the name of cole fight a more experienced Ambrose. I was very impressed with cole and made a mental note to look out for him in the future. By the way, that mental note of names is growing so fast. Ambrose?s name was already on it.
The m.c. for the night was comedian Vela Manusaute. He set an owsum tone to the night by providing us a night of humour. Besides flirting with the palagi professional boxing judge, we thought it was very balsy of him. Especially when her father was the Boxing referee Lance Revill who also fought for NZ back in the dinosaur days and her husband, a police cop who was also a boxing judge, sitting on the left hand side of the ring LOL. Vela included the security guards, people from the audience and even the boxing Officials into his jokes, so it was a nice way of making us all feel hmmmm how should I say it? At home??? Comfortable??? Yanno what I mean lol. It was a good ?feel good? atmosphere.
There were celebrities there such as Jason Suttie, David Tua and a famous kick boxer by the name of ummm...errr...I know he?s famous I just don?t watch k1 as much lol. Actually, I had been watching this person train at the A.B.A he looked so familiar but I could not figure out where I had seen him before until last night when he was announced yeah a real famous russian k1 Boxer.
We had live entertainment, which had many women of all different ages asking me for the phone number of those guys that entertained us. One woman had to catch her teeth while trying to pronounce the Niuean guys name. I told her she should look out for the SUPER FRESH DVD coming out soon then she can perv all she likes.
There were 2 k.o?s in the Professional bouts. The 1st by Esikeli Maama on the Tongan side. This was his 1st professional debut and though I cheered hard out for Eses?s win I cheered equally as loud for junior pati and his efforts in an owsum fight. The second was Bob Gasio from the Samoan team whom K.Oed his opponant, which caught me by suprise and even though I cheered hard for Bob I applauded etisone for his efforts in an owsum fight. I watched David Tua run to the Etisone to see if he was ok and then embrace him with a big hug.
There is so much more behind the title of Tonga Vs Samoa. There is money for Amateur Boxing NZ there is a platform for our youth in Boxing, there is a platform for the next Boxer to follow in the footsteps of David Tua. It may be a platform for the next world champion. It is possible you know. It could also be the sport to bring people together.
So next time SHAKOBE has a Boxing promotion come and experience a new kind of entertainment. A night of comedy, action, entertainment and community bonding.
C U there!
posted by SoulSurfah
|TONGAN VS SAMOA 4 THE FINAL SHOWDOWN||5/28/08|
ETISONI VEA vs BOB GASIO
ISIKELI MAAMA vs JUNIOR PATI
ALIPATE LIAVA'A vs AMOSA ZINCK
SUPILEO UHATAFE vs FRANCIS PARTSCH
AND SPECIAL GUEST:
FARANI TAVUI Light heavy weight champion of Samoa
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY N.C.T.C, JXN, J BROWN AND SHADO AVIA
|TONGA vs SAMOA 4: FINAL SHOWDOWN|
MONDAY 02 JUNE 2008 (QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY)
OTARA RECREATION CENTRE, AUCKLAND
The fourth and final part in the "Tonga vs Samoa" series will be happening next Monday at the Otara Recreation Centre with a Showdown of top Tongan and Samoan professional boxers. The objective of these promotions is to help revive and promote Pacific Island boxing. The first two promotions were held in Tonga last year and the third promotion on the 28th of March this year in Auckland pulled in an audience of around two thousand people.
According to New Zealand Professional Boxing Association's Secretary General, Mr Pat Leonard, "Pacific Island boxing is back and on its way" and these promotions are helping the resurgence of professional boxing in the Pacific. Promoter Kenny Tau from Shakobe Entertainment said "I believe that future world champions will come from the Pacific. It's time to start looking for the next Kitione Lave or David Tua." He also said that it has been hard for boxers to make the transition from amateur to professional because of the lack of local promotions and support in the islands. Four out of the five Tongan boxers had to be flown-in from Tonga for this promotion and this is the second group of boxers that Shakobe Entertainment has brought into NZ.
The fight program consists of five professional and three amateur bouts. The main event will be a cruiserweight contest between 3 time Oceania gold medalist Bob Gasio of Samoa against undefeated Tongan cruiserweight 'Etisoni Vea. On the undercard, former NZ super-heavy amateur champion 'Isikeli Maama is turning professional and having his debut pro fight against former NZ Golden Gloves Champion Junior Pati. Tongan heavyweight 'Alipate Liava'a will clash with Amosa Zinck of Samoa. Tongan cruiserweight Supileo 'Uhatafe will fight Francis Partsch of Samoa.
The amateur bouts will feature 2008 Oceania silver medalist Junior Fa, Piutau Pani and 14 year-old female boxing sensation/2008 NZ Golden Gloves Champion Magan Maka.
Live entertainment will be provided by NCTC, Glen "JXN" Jackson, J Brown and up-and-coming hip-hop/r'n'b artist Shado Avia from Samoa.
This is an alcohol-free promotion for the whole family and the wider NZ boxing community. Tickets will be available at the door and the fights start from 5pm.
Shakobe Entertainment is leading the resurgence of professional boxing in Tonga and the South Pacific.
If you would like more information, please call Kenny Tau on (021) 238 4211 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Vela Manusaute on (021) 152 6580 or email: email@example.com
|realise the potential|
of your creative ideas
ART source 2008
Thursday May 8, 7pm
Otara Music Arts Centre (OMAC)
Cnr Newbury Street and Bairds Rd, Otara Town Centre, Manukau City (09) 274 6400
source is your chance to get your
creative business and projects moving now!
ART source is an exciting development programme, now in its second year,
aimed at Manukau City?s creative people who want to make a living
out of their passion and talent!
If you are talented, motivated, full of ideas, as well as being connected to
the Manukau City community, then ART source is for you.
You might be into music, fashion design, architecture, visual arts, graphic
design, animation, film making, landscape design, dance or theatre?
you might be older or younger, emerging or getting established?
has been developed by: in partnership with:
Arts Regional Trust : Te Taumata Toi-a-iwi
source more runway
ART source 2007 participant, comedian, producer, writer, Vela
Manusaute is also a member of the Kila Kokonut Krew, creative
producer for Nafanua Records and Brown and Loud Productions.
In his spare time he wrote the original idea for the NZ feature Film
?The Tattooist?. Vela will talk about his experiences as a creative
entrepreneur and participant of ART source 2007. Check out his
websites: www.wonderfob.com, www.bebo.com/Manusaute13,
The talented all-girl band Vivah, winners of the 2007 Smokefree
Pacifica Beats, will be performing live
To find out more about ART source and how it can work for you, come to our
launch - a friendly evening with information and live entertainment. We look
forward to seeing you there!
For more information, please visit our website www.artsregionaltrust.org.nz,
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org