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DJ Big Punch


(Pōneke / Wellington)

Indigenous pop-culture artist of Māori, Rarotongan and Tahitian descent, based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. A member of Nautilus Creative Space Art Collective creating art full time under the name Ariki Arts, most of her works are based on traditional story telling, focusing on her ancestors and the history of the land creating murals, sculpture to digital art to share the indigenous stories of Aotearoa and Hawaiki to the world.


Ariki is also a passionate DJ known as Big Punch, putting together her own dedicated reggae sound system Bigbada Boom, playing strictly on vinyl focusing her tunes on the old school beats of Ska and Boss Reggae. She is also the founder of the new and upcoming DJ collective Hineraiona (Lion Maidens) dedicated to supporting femm deejays in the world of reggae music and sound system culture.

10.30pm, Friday 25 February | FREE
Fortune Favours Music Series stage, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (behind Te Papa)

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All our 2022 DJ's are proudly curated by Pōneke-based collective, Femme n Bass. 


Showcasing femme and gender diverse DJs and producers across the bass music realms, Femme n Bass’ line-ups highlight the talent of both Aotearoa’s established names, and emerging artists new to the scene.


Showcasing the talent of femme and gender diverse artists is a conscious choice in an industry that has long been heavily male-dominated. Femme n Bass champions consent culture and respect for each other, in the spaces they run and everywhere else.

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