Sunday, September 29, 2013

There ain't no ho-hum about New Zealand's Got Talent tonight.

I have seen 'good' singers and 'quite good' dancers tonight on TV during NZ's Got Talent but it is the extraordinary that has brought so much pleasure on this occasion.  A young 12 year old singing opera was quite 'different' but then along came a guy playing an instrument that I have never seen. He sat down and I truly wondered what he was going to do. I thought, maybe it would be something 'Celtic.' But no, what transpired lifted me to another place. I didn't know whether he took me to Bali or some fantasy planet in a far off galaxy, but 'take me,' he did. The instrument is going to take off. The 'shield-like' shape lied to me. I did not expect that sound; exotically amazing and I can't wait to see where he takes us next time he appears. The came a guy with a harmonica; not just any guy but a man with a passion that transformed any ideas of what I thought could possibly come from this tiny instrument. He massaged it, he kissed it and brought forth notes that do not belong to this instrument. He is a star and like some of the other performers, he was humble---a trait NZers love. If you want to be part of this incredible uncovering of NZ talent, just Google---New Zealand's Got Talent, 2013 and rejoice in what you see and hear. Of course , you may have to cover your ears and eyes for a few of the 'less good' ones too. It's all a question of balance.

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