It Is What It Is, And It Ain’t What It Ain’t

express GypjaQ Aroha 17 NYC House Party Mt Roskill

Harlem-born GypjaQ (pronounced ‘jip-jack’) is a free-spirited, cyber-soul artist who transcends all barriers, genres and expectations. With deep roots in performance art and a wildly eclectic sound, he provides his audiences with an eccentric and engaging experience.

As MC, GypjaQ aims to bring love and unity to the Aroha ’17 NYC House Party. Complete with thought-provoking lyrics, strong beats, stellar vocals, high-energy dancing and meaningful moments, a GypjaQ show is more than just a performance, it’s a movement and a state of mind.

The self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King of aNvKai’ (pronounced a-new-kai), GypjaQ challenges his audiences to join him on a journey of enlightenment and to identify their truths. aNvKai is a movement created by the performer that promotes acceptance and growth, asking the world to live in the idea that we are all important to one another and who we are is enough. It challenges us all to stop expecting the least of humanity and to start living up to our most. These are the messages in his soon-to-be-released first album, aNvkai Genesis.


Supporting the vibes will be singer-songwriter Ramon Te Wake, world champion beat-boxer King Home Boy, spoken-word artist Jasper Powell, mōteatea by Mokoera Te Amo and boundary-smashing raw honesty from actor and poet Liam Jacobson.

Don’t miss the Aroha ’17 NYC House Party on 22 February at the Mika Haka Foundation Studio in Mt Roskill. Tickets are available from Show is R18 and contains nudity and adult themes.