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Aroha (25 Aug)
We are preparing to drop a new song out into the world to celebrate Māori Language Week. It is a collaboration with Saami star Mari Boine, following on from previous collaborations with Shellie Morris (Australia), Inka Mbing (Taiwan) and Jani Lauzon (Canada) - all indigenous first nations women with powerful voices - gamechangers. This new song is incredibly soothing, something we need in these Covid times. Lyrics by Scotty Morrison. Music by Paddy Free.
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 featuring Moana with the stunning native Canadian artist Jani Lauzon On Youtube now It 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.
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- Independent Music NZ Classic Album Award for TAHI by Moana & the Moahunters
Distinguished Alumni (University of Auckland)
- Debut NZ performance by "TŪ" Auckland Writers festival / Fest' Napuan (Vanuatu)
- First NZ Tour by Moana & the Tribe (Arts on Tour) / Launch of TŪ 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