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Producer Name
  • Domingo Candelario: Revolución
  • Domingo Candelario: Cuban Experience [Working Title]
  • Keshia: Fire Me (Up) [Working Title]
  • Modern Māori Quartet: That's Us! (Cabaret Edition)
  • Modern Māori Quartet: Two Worlds
  • Super Hugh-Man
  • Tea
  • Zarek Silberschmidt: Acoustic Guitar Chameleon

SquareSums&Co is an Auckland-based arts management firm that represents world-class performing artists, storytellers and entertainers, with a special interest in cross-cultural and cross-genre work.

Our Principals Yee Yang ‘Square’ Lee and Sumathi ‘Sums’ Selvarajan are accomplished arts managers and creative producers passionate about representing high-quality artists and experiences that balance creative expression, culture and community with both social and commercial outcomes.

Artists we manage and/or represent include:

  • Modern Māori Quartet (award-winning contemporary Māori showband)
  • Zarek Silberschmidt (New Zealand/Swiss virtuoso fingerstyle acoustic guitarist)
  • Domingo Candelario (accomplished Cuban/Brazillian singer-songwriter)
  • Keshia (South African/New Zealand singer & musical theatre actor)
  • Luke Bird / Birdman Entertainment (Māori classical tenor, chef, live emcee/speaker & TV presenter)
  • Awhimai Fraser (Māori actor/singer)
  • The Hangi Stones (Soul/Jazz/Funk/Pop band) 

 Festival-ready productions we represent include:

  • The Mooncake and the Kūmara (Theatre/Music ~ Mei-Lin Hansen/Auckland Arts Festival/The Oryza Foundation)
  • Tea (Theatre/Music ~ Ahi Karunaharan/Auckland Arts Festival/The Oryza Foundation/Agaram Productions)
  • Super Hugh-Man (Musical Theatre/Cabaret • Rutene Spooner/Metro Māori Productions)
  • In Between Two (NZ & SEA Only) (Theatre/Music • Joel Ma/James Mangohig/William Yang/Annette Shun Wah/CAAP)

We also provide creative producing and arts management services to:

  • Chromacon (New Zealand-focused indie visual arts festival) 
  • Short+Sweet Festival NZ (New Zealand chapter of global 10-minute theatre and dance festival brand) 
  • The Oryza Foundation for Asian Performing Arts (registered charity dedicated to  facilitate, promote, advocate for and produce Asian performing arts in New Zealand)
  • Modern Māori Quartet (award-winning contemporary Māori showband)


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