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My Name Is Moana (16 Apr)
Trina, Paddy, Karlos and I are touring a new show "My Name is Moana" with ArtsOnTour, visiting small towns and LOVING it. Having a ball meeting locals, collecting stories about water issues in their district and of course, singing up a storm. Done 3, 16 more to go.
Finland & more... (18 Feb)
Had two wonderful concerts in Finland end of January as MOANA-dub, with the fantastic Paddy Free. Skabmagovat Festival screened our music videos too. Landed in NZ on Feb 6 to hit the stage with our full band lineup at Hoani WaititinMarae. On Feb 11, we were out at Portage Crossing with an acoustic set featuring our two guitarists Cadz and Karlos, plus Trina and Laurence - great fun! Right now, plotting two wonderful shows, one at the Auckland Arts Festival. Tell
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New video clip by Moana & the Tribe (8 Jan)
NEWSFLASH: Official launch! New Music video from Moana & the Tribe "Fire in Paradise", featuring dancehall king Skarra Mucci and dancer Kaea Pearce (performed with Rihanna, JLo and Justin Bieber) filmed on Muriwai Beach, New Zealand and in Jamaica
APRA Amcos NZ Music Hall of Fame (4 Oct)
It was my huge honour to be the 2016 inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame this year. The event was held at the Vector Arena and it was truly surreal being introduced by my dear friend Hinewehi Mohi, an iconic musician and leader herself. A video montage was played (a bit like This is Your Life) and after my speech, an exciting new band called Soccer Practice performed their interpretation of "Tahi." I was surrounded by my whanau and friends. Truly an amazing experience and I am still breathless about the efforts everyone went to.
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Rima26 Sep 2014
Whole World's Watching14 Aug 2014
Upokohue13 Sep 2015
- RIMA, finalist APRA Maioha Awards, NZ Music Awards, Waiata Music Wards
- Album Release 'RIMA'
Performed, Boomerang Project, WomadNZ, Sydney Opera House, Hebcelt/Glasgow Commonwealth Games
- Album Release 'The Best of.'
Performed, Message Sticks, Sydney Opera House
- Album Release 'Acoustic'
Performed, Shanghai World Expo
- Performed, Venice Biennale
- Album Release: 'Wha'
Recipient, Music Industry Award
- Recipient, Arts Foundation Laureate Award
- Recipient, Te Tohu Mahi Hou a Te Waka Toi (CNZ)
Recipient (Lifetime), Toi Iho Award
- Appointed, Member of NZ Order of Merit, Queens Birthday Honours.
DVD Release: 'Live'
- Winner Grand Jury Prize, International Song Contest
Represented NZ at Greece Cultural Olympiad
DVD Release: 'Live & Proud'
Album Toru reaches 17 on World Music Charts