Yodellers take Warkworth stage

A special performance by the Swiss Kiwi Yodelling Group will be the curtain raiser to the film Die Wiesenberger – No Business Like Show Business (2012), which will be screened at the Warkworth Town Hall on June 3.

The award-winning documentary tells the story of a group of Swiss mountain yodellers, who find themselves thrust into the limelight when their CD wins double gold. While they try to remain authentic, they are caught between their traditions and show business.

Film festival organiser Urs Bauer says the documentary is engaging on many levels. He says it is interesting to watch how familiar personalities clash and how the conflict is finally resolved.

The Auckland-based Kiwi Yodellers have been performing for more than 30 years.

They mainly perform Swiss folk songs, but their repertoire also includes Pokarekare ana!

Die Wiesenberger screens as part of the three-day Sounds on Screen music film festival.