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Kiwi stars team up for Cure Kids charity single

A star-studded lineup of Kiwi artists have come together to support Cure Kids and the All Blacks

By Keren Sim
Brooke Fraser, Lorde, Taika Waititi other Kiwi stars have teamed up to perform the hilarious ‘Team Ball Player Thing’, this year’s charity single from official partner Cure Kids.
The team behind the video and song, directed by Taika, asked Kiwi kids what the All Blacks needed to win. Their answers – including, lasers, unicorns and giant robots – helped inspire the lyrics to the hilarious tune, which was created with the help of more than 20 of New Zealand’s greatest musicians and performers.
Sir Peter Jackson, Dave Dobbyn, Gin Wigmore, Flight of the Conchords, Kimbra, Savage and many more Kiwi stars collaborated on the song and video, which aims to help raise funds to cure Batten disease. They were joined by All Black Jerome Kaino, who put his acting skills to the test as a Viking warrior in the hilarious clip.
“For all these singers and actors to come together for such a great cause is pretty special,” Jerome said in a statement.
“I had the easy part, dressing up as a Viking, but it was the kids that put in all the effort to write the song and the musicians to record it. The team is always keen to help Cure Kids in any way we can and we’re blown away by the support they’ve shown us with this song,” he said.
Supporters can download the official song for free by making a donation at www.kiwiscurebatten.com, or purchasing the song for $2.49 through iTunes. Or, you can comment #donate on the Cure Kids Facebook page to download the song and make a donation.
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