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What Now? - Kimbra excerpt
Television (Excerpts) – 2001 Music Children
Television (Excerpts) – 2001 Music Children
What Now? is a long-running entertainment...
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Curated to mark NZ On Screen's fifth birthday in October...
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Ha! Great find.Wow even at 11 she was oozing talent.What Now has been such an inspiration to kids over the year."Get out that lazy bed.." indeed
15 Jun 2012 - 02.08am
This is brilliant! The full series of these clips needs to be online.
15 Jun 2012 - 10.13am
lol. That was a crap beat
15 Jun 2012 - 12.01pm
Awesome, thanks for sharing this. Would definitely like to see the others in the series too!
15 Jun 2012 - 12.07pm
Just terrific to view, thanks
15 Jun 2012 - 12.37pm
I wonder what Kimbra will thinks if she gets to look back at this clip of her young self. Kimbra, are you out there looking at this?
15 Jun 2012 - 01.59pm
To all those inquiring about the rest of the series: alas this appears to be the only clip from the series that survives in TVNZ's archive, so unless someone has recorded it at the time, the complete series is lost ... if you do have copies of the other clips in the series, please get in touch!: firstname.lastname@example.org
15 Jun 2012 - 02.23pm
Geoff Whiser haha so true
15 Jun 2012 - 04.10pm
Amazing even then at the tender age of 11
15 Jun 2012 - 05.00pm
Take a look at her progress the next year when she was 12. This film excerpt of workshops that were part of the NZ Music Commission musician mentoring programme , at Berkley Middle school 2002- and the kids here are playing the instruments, not adults... http://nzmusic.org.nz/resources/education/kimbra-berkley-middle-school/
15 Jun 2012 - 06.24pm
A reminder that overnight sensations take years to make. What a fabulous talent.
15 Jun 2012 - 07.14pm
From wannabe pop star to giant pretend hipster. See ya thin!
17 Jun 2012 - 04.04pm
good on her, she's great!
18 Jun 2012 - 06.35pm
Kept replaying 3:12 because she's so cheesy and full of energy "Well we didn't get to see the finished product BUT IT SOUNDED REALLY COOL AY???!" 8-D. Awesome video though, she'd probably cringe at watching it.
17 Sep 2012 - 03.28am
God, I remember watching this at the time on What Now?. She did a Atomic Kitten 'Whole Again' style music vid where she was filmed at double speed in some sort of dressing room with various costumes: "I'm doing this at double speed so I need to speed up my movements". NO. THE MOVEMENTS ARE MEANT TO BE SLOW. Still, she was only 11!
19 Sep 2012 - 08.32pm
how big is she now??!!! and she keeps getting bigger everyday... how else can you explain that someone like me (someone from honduras, central america) got to listen her music a few months ago and cant stop replaying her album over and over again.She's so talented and hopefully someday she'll conquer the music industry worldwide
9 Oct 2012 - 11.06am
Wow! How amazingly talented Kimbra was at 11 years old. She had an awesome voice with a beautiful tone for such a young girl! I love Kimbra! and she deserves all the success she has achieved and more!
15 Oct 2012 - 06.43pm
She already knew what she wanted to do! And she kept working hard to get where she is!! Such an inspiration xx
3 Nov 2012 - 09.06pm
"And it sounds so flash". She is so brilliant, even as a kid. Definitely one of my favourite artists.
19 Nov 2012 - 09.05pm
After seeing her perform all grown up on the ARIAs last night, this is a delightful flashback to the girl who already knew the young woman she would become. Go Kiwi, go.
1 Dec 2012 - 12.08am
Go GRAMMY GIRL Go
11 Feb 2013 - 02.36pm
So proud of you Kimbra! You deserve all of the wonderful things that are happening to you. Enjoy.
11 Feb 2013 - 07.48pm
How determined and focused is this little cutie .. go girl KIWI PRIDE!!!!
11 Feb 2013 - 09.58pm
shes so cute and cheerful, still looks the same today :) go lil kimbra! i wonder if she realised then how big a popstar she was gonna be one day
23 Apr 2013 - 12.36pm
lolson writes:"From wannabe pop star to giant pretend hipster. See ya thin!"lolson, ALL hipsters are "pretend". It's just what a person decides to be, that's all. All the people you think are hip, well....they weren't born that way. :)So, she ended up being the pop star she wanted to be and now she's exploring beyond that...good for her. She's amazingly talented and a fine person indeed.
28 Jun 2013 - 06.46pm
I heard in an interview recently by Kimbra that it was in the script of the What Now programme ' one day I would love to be a pop star..'. -that it was not in fact her personal ambition! She did want to play music but where that would take her could never have been imagined at that stage.Anyway I watch and listen with delight at her musical exploration & progress.Thanks NZ on Screen for sharing this and I hope that you somehow un/recover the rest of this series that she presented all those years ago.
30 Jun 2013 - 01.31pm
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