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Street dance, music and powerful message for youth

Performers from the Excel School of Performing Arts will be on stage at Unashamed Tauranga Saturday night, May 25. Photo: Supplied.

Unashamed Tauranga 2019 will be cranking out music, creative arts, entertainment, fun and powerful speakers tonight at Otumoetai College.

Aimed at youth, the event features Sonya Cossey, performers from Excel School of Performing Arts, and The Society Dance Co. and Mattie Montgomery and more.

‘Unashamed’ carries an unashamedly powerful gospel message to youth that their life is no accident and has value. Speakers share their own life messages about how their lives have been transformed.

Mattie Montgomery

Mattie Montgomery, an American singer-songwriter best known as the former lead vocalist and frontman of Christian metal band ‘For Today’ has played over 700 shows and toured extensively across six continents.

Performers from the Excel School of Performing Arts, which has been running since 1994 and offers a wide range of performance courses and experiences including choreography, dancing, music, singing and acting; will be taking to the stage.

The Society Dance Co, based in Hamilton features modern street dance. The group have recently been invited to compete at an international competition in Orlando, Florida at the end of 2019.

Sonya Cossey

Sonya Cossey is a writer and spoken word artist bringing a unique flavour to the arts scene in Aotearoa through her original poetry and expressive on stage presence. Having performed nation-wide in schools, theatres, churches, and camps, and seeing the impact the creative arts can have when paired with a dynamic faith, Sonya is passionate about connecting with every audience and individual in a way that is real, honest, and engaging.

Unashamed Tauranga 2019 starts at 6.30pm at Otumoetai College, 105 Windsor Rd, Otumoetai, and runs to 9pm. More information here

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