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2021 (21 Jun)
It's been a great start to this year. We won Best Current Affairs series at the Voyager Media Wards (after picking up the Supreme Winner at the Māori Journalism Awards). Moana & the Hapū performed at the Auckland Arts Festival and I also hosted a panel at the Auckland Writers Festival.
On YouTube (27 Aug)
And here is the video Tū On Youtube now
Tū - Finally on YouTube (27 Aug)
Finally on YouTube : https://youtu.be/DvmRpFO11rA - Tū is the first music video from Moana's sixth album ONO. Featured artist Jani Lauzon (first nation Métis from East Cootenay Canada) was filmed on the deserted streets of Toronto during their lockdownTū is a celebration of the traditional Māori ritual of tohi - to instil insight and wisdom, build courage and fortify a child to go to battle on behalf of their people.
MUSIC VIDEOS (9 Aug)
Today we released a stunning new music video directed by Vinnie Carter for our song TŪ which features the wonderful Jani Lauzon. With lyrics by Scotty Morrison and stonking beats by Paddy Free, this music video is fabulous. Stand by for a link!
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Rima26 Sep 2014
Whole World's Watching14 Aug 2014
Upokohue13 Sep 2015
- Independent Music NZ Classic Album Award for TAHI by Moana & the Moahunters
Distinguished Alumni (University of Auckland)
- Debut NZ performance by "TÅª" Auckland Writers festival / Fest' Napuan (Vanuatu)
- First NZ Tour by Moana & the Tribe (Arts on Tour) / Launch of TÅª internationally
- Inducted into the APRA Amcos NZ Music Hall of Fame
- RIMA, finalist for APRA Maioha Awards / NZ Music Awards / Waiata Music Awards
- Album Release 'RIMA' / Performed Boomerang Project at Womad NZ, Sydney Opera House, Hebcelt/Glasgow Commonwealth Games
- 30 gigs across Norway, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Poland, South Korea & Australia
- Album Release 'The Best of.'
Performed Message Sticks, Sydney Opera House
- Mega-tour taking in Canada, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany and Taiwan
- Album Release 'Acoustic'
Performed Shanghai World Expo
- Performed Venice Biennale