Che-Fu & The Kratez: Return of the Navigator
Mixing Polynesian sounds with reggae, soul and hip hop, singles ‘Misty Frequencies’ and ‘Fade Away’ are still some of the most played tracks on local radio. Navigator is a bonafide classic, and we celebrate its 20-year anniversary with Che-Fu and his band, the Kratez, in this Auckland Arts Festival exclusive.
Opening are Che-Fu's top picks, Team Dynamite and Rubi Du, with DJ Manuel Bundy on the decks throughout the night.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime concert honouring one of “New Zealand’s most eloquently soulful vocalists” and his landmark Navigator, which music writer Nick Bollinger calls “not just a beautiful album, but an important one".
Che-Fu and his father Tigilau Ness performed an acoustic version of 'Waka' as part of AAF 2021 reveal on Wednesday 11 March.
“Navigator is an album that endures. Put it on today and it’s still a flawless expression of beautiful music with a message.”
“The beauty of Che Fu’s smooth, silvery [voice] was well-known from his Supergroove days, but on Navigator there’s an added authenticity that comes from Che singing about his own stories and concerns. He exudes the ‘soul’ of soul music.”