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"Music Tales in the Park" is back: A Musical Extravaganza You Can't Afford to Miss!

Updated: Jan 17

Back by Popular Demand: A Triumphant Return!

On Saturday, January 20th, the spotlight falls once again on the much-celebrated hit show, "Music Tales In The Park", making a triumphant return due to overwhelming demand. This sensational production captured hearts during its initial runs, garnering standing ovations and rave reviews. The electric energy and infectious spirit had audiences clamoring for more, creating an unmissable experience that resonated long after the curtain fell.

A Global Musical Odyssey Hosted by Ismail Davids:

Escape the ordinary and join the globally acclaimed artist, Ismail Davids, as he hosts a mesmerizing musical odyssey. His Flamenco guitar's enchanting melodies and soulful gypsy voice transport you from the hustle of daily life to a magical theatre stage set in the park. Diverse artists unite, using music and their tales to forge connections that resonate for a lifetime. This musical journey transcends boundaries, taking you from the passionate rhythms of Andalusia to the harmonious melodies of Greece, the exotic sounds of Egypt, the vibrant beats of London, the bustling streets of New York, the tropical vibes of Puerto Rico, and even to the enchanting landscapes of Cape Town and the rich heritage of India.

"Mmmmm..., a captivating journey around the world, condensed into two mesmerizing hours."

Rumored Special Guests:

Extraordinary names joining the musical rendezvous around 7 PM. The air is thick with anticipation, promising surprises that you won't want to miss!

Fuentes Baynes Duo: The due that has filled rooms and developed their own following. The Fuentes Baynes Duo is a dynamic Latin jazz duo formed by percussionist Miguel Fuentes and pianist Mark Baynes in 2021. The duo explores jazz from a Latin perspective, drawing inspiration from Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and Caribbean rhythms.

  • Dr. Mark Baynes (originally from England): A versatile music maestro and jazz pianist who collaborated with ALLANA Goldsmith Music, Troy Kingi, Latin Grammy Award Winner Mireya Ramos, the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, and luminaries in Auckland's Latin jazz scene. The list can go on but a pianist not to be miss.

  • Miguel Fuentes (born in New York City, grew up in Puerto Rico): Having performed, recorded, and toured with iconic artists such as Patti LaBelle, Grover Washington Junior, George Benson, and Isaac Hayes, Fuentes brings a rich musical history to the stage. Since moving to New Zealand, he has collaborated with local talents like Nathan Haines, Jennifer Zea, Mark de Clive-Lowe, and Sola Rosa. A Maestro in his art and rated as one of the best in New Zealand.

Darz Keefe: A solo guitarist and Loop Artist from Ruatoria, with Ngati Porou as her iwi and Hikurangi her Mountain, offering a unique blend of instruments along with a compelling story of resilience and passion. Her music transcends boundaries, offering a soulful experience. Darz has release great singles and has toured throughout New Zealand sharing the stage with exceptional musician. She brings a room alive with her guitar and vocals.

Cher Hoosen: Cher is a dynamic cabaret artist and singer, skillfully intertwining genres like jazz, RnB, pop, rock, soul, Indian, and Eastern music into a harmonious blend. Her performances are a captivating fusion of mesmerizing vocals and dance elements, showcasing her versatility on stage. Cher has graced various theaters, music, and dance events, leaving an indelible mark. Noteworthy appearances include Dirty Work with Indian Ink Theatre Co, British Pop Rock Tribute Stage Musicals, and participation in the International Ginga Flashmob Kizomba Dance Team New Zealand. With a passion for blending her Eastern roots with modern jazz and pop melodies, Cher has crafted a unique and original style that sets her apart in the world of music and entertainment.

Clinton Mann: Originally hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, and having called New Zealand home for the past 15 years, Clinton Mann boasts an illustrious career spanning over three decades in the music industry. His journey commenced as a multifaceted artist, serving as a vocalist, guitarist, keyboard player, rapper, and dancer for the renowned 90’s South African pop group, The Slam Factory. This group achieved remarkable success, clinching numerous South African music awards and embarking on notable tours, including one with Duran Duran. Post his tenure with The Slam Factory, Clinton went on to establish the pop group, Sounds of Soul. In 1997, he inked a record deal with Clive Calder Productions, owned by the influential Clive Calder responsible for the triumphs of The Backstreet Boys, N-SYNC, and Britney Spears. The group earned its first South African Music Award nomination in 1998 for Best Pop Performance. A recent pinnacle in Clinton's career involved an invitation from One World Music, where he graced the stage, performing to a massive audience exceeding 100,000 in the Philippines. Clinton's versatility extends to his role as a songwriter and producer, having collaborated with artists across South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, the US, and the UK. His collaborations also include notable work with producer Pete Boxsta Martin, recognized for his contributions to artists like James Arthur, Sugababes, and Missy Elliot. In New Zealand, Clinton has left an indelible mark, collaborating with local talents such as Nyssa Collins, Thabani Gapara, Lanzwel (STKS), Aacacia, and Sara-Jane.

Ismail Davids: Maestro of Global Melodies: Ismail Davids, an extraordinary artist, seamlessly blends his roles as a virtuoso guitarist and soul-stirring Gypsy singer, transcending borders and captivating hearts worldwide. His Spanish guitar strings and emotive voice weave a symphony of cultural fusion, taking audiences on a transcendent journey across continents. Born into a diverse heritage, Ismail's musical journey reflects the cross-continental roots of his family, echoing European, Arab, and African influences. As a guitarist, his mastery knows no limits, blending Flamenco with Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and Arabic rhythms, capturing the essence of Andalucia to Asian exploration. Beyond instrumental brilliance, Ismail's voice embodies the authenticity of a Gypsy singer, traversing languages and cultures effortlessly. A musical alchemist, his performances bridge divides and connect souls, leaving an indelible mark with a unique blend of Afro and Latin Jazz, Spanish Folk, Mediterranean tunes, Classic and Latin Rock, and world sounds. As a decorated recording artist, Ismail Davids boasts numerous awards and accolades, solidifying his position as a musical luminary.

The Honors and Celebrations

Join us in celebrating the well-deserved recognition of "Music Tales in the Park" as it secures a prestigious spot in the Auckland World of Cultures 2024 festival. This exceptional musical journey is not just a performance; it's a testament to the rich diversity that has shaped New Zealand. Through the melodies and rhythms, "Music Tales In The Park" pays homage to the cultural mosaic of the nation, highlighting the stories and traditions that have found a home in Aotearoa. From the vibrant beats of international cities to the soulful tunes echoing indigenous landscapes, the show is a celebration of unity in diversity.

As we revel in this achievement, we invite you to be part of a unique experience that not only entertains but also fosters understanding and appreciation for the multitude of cultures that contribute to the vibrant tapestry of New Zealand. The inclusion of indigenous Māori culture adds an extra layer of significance, creating a space where the past, present, and future of Aotearoa's cultural heritage converge in a melodic celebration.

Secure Your Seats: Tickets for this highly anticipated encore performance are expected to sell out swiftly. Don't miss the chance to relive the magic! Secure your seats now for an unforgettable night of entertainment. Secure your seats now for an evening where cultures harmonize, stories resonate, and the enchanting blend of melody and theatrical artistry weaves its magic. This event is Child friendly.

Tickets and Contact

For ticket information and sales, visit

Contact Details: Nadia Matthews at 02102869636 or

Holiday Special: $18 | General Ticket: $25 | Children 0-5 Free | Children 5-12 $15

Ticket price included GST. 

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