Kila Kokonut Krew TV

Caught this show today: 9.00am on Triangle (Monday). I liked the energy of this show. It’s low budget, not highly polished but shows a good range of PI music plus some other entertainment – plays etc. Here’s what the makers say on their home page:

http://www.kilakokonutkrew.com/history.htm

“FROM THE STREETS TO THE PACIFIC WE RISE…”

The representation of Pacific Island people on mainstream New Zealand television is near non-existent! Pacific Islanders only have 30 minutes of Tagata Pasifika to look forward to once every week! Other than that, we do not exist.

Rolling out from the south side of Auckland, the largest Polynesian city in the world, Kila Kokonut Krew brings you the new flavour of real raw entertainment. Kila Kokonut Krew will not stand for this. We rise against the mainstream manipulation of New Zealand media, not out of hate for anyone, but out of love for our Pacific people. It is the Pacific Media Renaissance. We Pacific Islanders have a right to be seen on television and have our stories and struggles be told to our children. We battle against rubbish television our children are force fed. We cannot relate to most of the rubbish on television. We, the Kila Kokonut Krew, are Pacific Islanders and it is for Pacific Islanders we exist for. WE REPRESENT OUR PACIFIC COMMUNITY, a community no mainstream media want to represent.

KTV is a show, written, produced, directed and starring Pacific Islanders. It has never been done before in any entertainment industry. And we have done it with our own money. NO GOVERNMENT FUNDING!

Without doubt, Kila Kokonut Krew consist a group of multi-talented Pacific Islanders who are experienced in music production, video and television production, theatre production, business management, acting, freestyling, deejaying, and dancing.

Combining all the skills they have, Kila Kokonut Krew is becoming one of the most deadly and dangerous entertainment company in the Pacific since jandals.

Kila Kokonut Krew. The most unique Pacific Island Entertainment in the world. The first of its kind, the only of its kind. Be a part of the Pacific Media Renaissance and a part of history.

“With KKK, we are a collective of strong individuals who excel in their own field of work. We all want to determine how our art should be marketed and managed, without foreign interest. And when we say ‘Kila’, it doesn’t mean ‘killer’ like we murderers or manslaughterers. ‘Kila’ means we are ‘da bomb’.”

Vela Manusaute

“We Run Da Game. Da Game Don’t Run Us.”