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Auckland Writers Festival (16 May)
This Saturday, I will be talking with artist Tama Waipara onstage at the Writers Festival - and playing a few songs with some of my musicians. Really looking forward to playing in the gorgeous Spiegeltent again. See you at 7pm-8pm, smack in the middle of Aotea Square.
Friday 16 and Saturday 17 (13 Mar)
Love Me as I Am - a concert in memory of an extraordinary composer and vocalist, Mahinaarangi Tocker. Many years ago, I recorded her song Papatuanuku on my first album. This week, its a stellar lineup at the Auckland Town Hall celebrating her life and career by performing her songs. Produced by the wonderful Tama Waipara.
Pacific & Asia (10 Nov)
Am heading to Fiji next week to talk to and work with new and emerging songwriters about artivism - the act of fusing music with activism. Electronic guru Paddy Free is joining me. Then we are back to Taiwan (which we visited in September) to perform and record as part of our new and next album ONO - collaborating with Inka Mbing, an indigenous composer/singer. Big experimentation going on - but thatís how we roll. Watch this space.
APRA Silver Scrolls (1 Oct)
Had a wonderful night announcing and co-presenting the Maioha Award to Alien Weaponry at a packed Dunedin Hall this week. I was a last minute ring-in with Jacinda Adern, leader of the NZ Labour Party - and one day, hopefully, NZs next PM. Maioha acknowledges innovative te reo Māori Songwriting. Alien Weaponry fuse te reo with heavy metal. Lovely guys. It was such a wonderful night.
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- 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