Xi Yao Chen

Xi Yao Chen

In this episode, 30-year-old Xi Yao Chen travels back to his home country of China to seek the approval of his parents, highly accomplished traditional Chinese musicians, to pursue his passion for metal.

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Amanaki Prescott

Amanaki Prescott is a Tongan choreographer, dancer and fakaleiti (Tongan transgender). Performing a contemporary dance piece in which she takes on the traditional Tongan female dance moves, Amanaki faces harsh criticism form the all-Tongan audience during the post-performance open forum.

Sali Namwinga

Nasalifya “Sali” Namwinga is a Zambian New Zealander and spoken word poet. Struggling with the decision to apply for citizenship and not sure whether she’ll ever be accepted as a New Zealander, Sali gets a group of Kiwi Africans together to perform a poem about their experiences with racism in NZ.

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Lucie Sutichunta

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Fatumata Bah

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Rez Ricardo

Rez Ricardo, a Kurdish law student who came to NZ as a refugee, is rallying together the Kurdish youth to organize a festival to celebrate their heritage. Though with some lack of enthusiasm, the festival is threatening to be a disaster.

Raiza Biza

Rwandan Raiza Biza is exploding onto the NZ hip-hop scene this year. In an attempt to explore his Rwandan heritage in his music, he approaches his father about their family’s history but will opening up and sharing the traumas of their past prove too much for his dad?