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Guest Name
King Kapisi
Guest Occupation
Rap Artist & Promoter
Guest Biography

A stalwart of the NZ music scene, Kapisi has spent the past 15 years travelling the world representing Kiwi music on an international stage.

He has performed at many festivals throughout the world including the largest Northern Hemisphere outdoor festival, Glastonbury (U.K) and the largest indie music industry event in the USA, SXSW (Austin, TX).

While putting the finishing touches on his fourth album, he has been working in partnership with an events company, where he managed the PR for the new events company including their next venture - touring the world famous Harlem Globetrotters after a successful tour throughout New Zealand and Australia. 

Kapisi's forthcoming album Hip Hop Lives Here is due for release late 2015. A project that has been in the making for over four years that will include the release of a book highlighting an exhibition of street art created by local and international artists based on the music of the album as well as the release of a Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc renamed Hip Hop Noir [TM] and Sauvignon Funk [TM] in partnership with a local winery.

The exhibition (and wine) will be touring with Kapisi as he releases his album in various cities around the world.

He has won many awards including APRA Songwriter of the Year (1999) for his song Reverse Resistance and an Honorable Mention in the Nashville International Song Writing Competition 2014 for his collaborative work with Philadelphia native King Britt on the track, Welcome Back.