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My name is Moana Tour 2019 - 4 May until 1 June 2019 (15 Apr)
" Arts on Tour" presents: "My name is Moana" - Water, ocean, moana, music – The show is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the ocean, led by celebrated singer/songwriter Moana Maniapoto, arts laureate and a 2016 inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. Most recently, she has been honoured as a Distinguished Alumni 2019 of University of Auckland alongside William Pike, Dr Simon Talbot and John Bongard.
The audiences loved Moana and her fellow musicians when they toured with Arts on Tour in 2017. Now by popular acclaim Moana, Trina and Paddy are back, this time with Cadzow on electric and acoustic guitar. In ‘My name is Moana’, through a mix of music, myth and personal anecdote, we discover and share our relationship to the Ocean - and to each other. "Arts on Tour" dates are already on sale or will go soon.
Taite Prize (14 Apr)
Very honoured to have my first album TAHI acknowledged by Independent Recorded Music NZ as a NZ Classic. On Tuesday night, Cadzow, Trina and I will be joined onstage by guests Kara Gordon (guitarist) and Angus McNaughton (a producer) to perform a song off the album. Looking forward to seeing who the winners are for Debut Album and Contemporary Album.
Auckland Arts Festival (28 Feb)
Excited to perform as part of a stellar line-up at the Auckland Arts Festival on March 16 at the Auckland Town Hall.
VANUATU (12 Oct)
Heading off to Port Vila next week to perform at Fest'Napuan, rapt after many years of them trying to get us there. Pulling out all the reggae songs in our repertoire. Looking forward to learning more about the people and culture. Big thanks to MFAT for footing the bill for our tickets. We need more people in MFAT thinking about how powerful music is to build connections between NZ and other countries.
WHAKATANE The Liberty Centre 7:30pm
GISBORNE Te Poho-o-Rawiri Marae 7 pm
NAPIER Māori Girls College TBC
free performance for pupils and staff
WAIPAWA Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre
PATEA Māori Club
NEW PLYMOUTH 4th Wall Theatre
WHANGANUI Royal Opera House 7.30 pm
PICTON Little Theatre 9 Dublin St 7.30pm
LINCOLN The Laboratory, 17 West Belt 7pm
DARFIELD Trinity Church 7pm
TWIZEL Events Centre 7:30pm
CROMWELL Coronation Hall 7:30pm
HAWEA Lake Hawea Community Centre 7:30 pm
tickets Sailz Cafe
ARROWTOWN Athenaeum Hall 7:30pm
TAKAKA Golden Bay The Playhouse 7:30 pm
Tickets via Pohutukawa Gallery
MOTUEKA Chanel Arts Centre 7:30pm
MAPUA Playhouse Dinner 6:00pm, Show 8:00pm
OTAKI Maoriland Hub 8pm
ROTORUA Little Theatre 6:30 pm
OPOTIKI Senior Citizens Hall 7:30pm
TAURANGA Baycourt Community and Arts Centre 7:30pm
HAMILTON The Meteor 7:30 pm
PUTARURU The Plaza 7:30 pm
PAEROA The Refinery 7pm
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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 "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