Bella Kalolo sings tracks from her new Time and Space EP in
Queenstown on October 29 and in Cromwell on October 30.
Photo by Louise Hatton
Bella Kalolo is ready to electrify Queenstown with soul
power when the Christchurch-born singer celebrates the release
of her new EP with a live show late this month.
Kalolo has worked with top Kiwi artists Dave Dobbyn, Hollie
Smith, Don McGlashan, Nathan Haines and the New Zealand
Symphony Orchestra, among others.
She has travelled the world with her music, winning accolades
at the Glastonbury and City of London festivals, as well as
winning best female vocalist at the Pacific Music Awards.
The Auckland-based singer of Maori (Ngati Porou), Samoan and
Tongan heritage grew up with music around her. She won a
scholarship to Paraguay when she was 17 and joined a band,
Dos Tribus, which had top-10 hits in the South American
Returning to New Zealand, she worked in musical theatre and
television, appearing on Dancing with the Stars and took the
lead role in TV2 children's series, Jandals Away.
She performed in the Kiwi films Sione's Wedding, Matariki and
The Orator and toured most recently in the United States with
Aaradhna, J Boog and Katchafire.
Her extended play release Time and Space out now is the
follow-up to her debut album Without the Paper, which gained
positive reviews in 2011.
• Arts on Tour NZ brings Bella Kalolo and band on her
Time and Space EP tour to the Queenstown Memorial Centre on
October 29 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost $25 cash from i-Site
Queenstown Visitor Centre, or at the box office on the night.