NRG Rising in New Mexico April 2012
Sharing the music, Spreading the Love
NRG Rising was the only international featured artist invited to perform at the Gathering of Nations (GON) POW WOW, Albuquerque, New Mexico in April/May 2012. The GON POW WOW is the world's largest event of its kind, drawing an international audience of more than 100,000+ to Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. This 3 day event features the Gathering of Nations POW WOW which is a world class showcase including;
- competition of traditional American Indian Pow Wow dancing
- the Pow Wow Alley of 300+ vendor stalls
- the Miss Indian World competition and crowning
- and the prestigous Stage 49 which features 30+ traditional and contemporary performing artists.
This invitation is part of a market development tour which also included a number of media interviews, industry meetings, and planned visits and other performances throughout the region. The tour was an opportunity to share culture and customs, and special events were planned to ensure these opportunities were fully utilised. As an invited performer, NRG Rising was the featured "2012 GON Entertainer", and received multiple performance and press opportunities.
NRG Rising played at RAGGAMUFFIN 2012, congratulations NRG!
Find out more about RAGGAMUFFIN 2012
Above: Photo of NRG Rising live on stage support band for Kolohe Kai and Rebel Souljahs (Hawaii)
Directly below: Third World and NRG Rising with Stephen 'Cat' Coore Third World, Ritchie Maori Dread, and Bam. Below: Us with our awesome tees that our No. 1 fan made for us.... brilliant Ana Rewha much love from NRG !
NRG Rising's female fronted fresh fun reggae
NRG Rising's unique, fresh, female sound and harmonies fill a niche market, women in reggae in New Zealand, and their upbeat, fun and friendly onstage persona leaves you feeling uplifted, and considering the many possibilities in life. Many, just like you are now following this band’s journey with anticipation and excitement. All evidence points to only one direction for this fresh, exciting, fun boost of energy to the New Zealand music scene and you will see this band heading off shore to share New Zealand female fronted reggae with the world. As their name NRG (New Reggae Generation) suggests, this is a new wave, a new way and a new day of NRG Rising fresh, fun and conscious reggae.