Makeshift Movements


Makeshift Movements is an eight piece Roots/Dub/D&B/Hip Hop group based in Tauranga. They draw on a wide range of influences and assemble for weekly collaborations high in the Whakamarama hills, away from the stresses and distractions of the city. After a couple of years working with samples and crafting beats in a makeshift home studio, they assembled a group of eclectic musicians to develop the compositions and prepare them for a live setting. The combination of eight unique and talented individuals from varied musical backgrounds makes for a colourful performance with infectious grooves that are sure to get the feet moving.

The songs are thoughtfully crafted with the intention of taking the audience (and performers) on a musical journey. Improvised jam sections are not uncommon. A range of instruments are employed to provide the right musical landscape, from the simplicity of an acoustic guitar and bongo drums, to effect drenched synths and digital breaks, while maintaining a conscious approach to lyrical content that encapsulates life in modern­ day Aotearoa.


Earth-Beat Festival New Zealand

Earth-Beat Festival New Zealand, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, Auckland, 0632

Earth-Beat Aotearoa is a not-for-profit organization supported by a growing community of spirited individuals. Our purpose is to provide a platform for presence, transformation and celebration that will inspire and empower new ways of living. Through hosting transformational, co-creative events, we aim to nuture and nourish our community on our journey together. 

We envision a world where life is not only sustainable but regenerative; a world where we focus on potential rather than problems, where individual contributions are aligned with the greater good, and where we live in harmony with the natural rhythms of our bodies and the Earth.