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WOMAD NZ (18 Feb)
We are the Featured Artist for Womad NZ this week. Sooooo looking forward to this festival.
Festival Countdown to Feb 6 (29 Jan)
In 2012, my sister Trina and I thought it would be fun to organise a music festival - after all, we've played at hundreds - how hard could it be? Pretty hard as it turns out! But with a big group of volunteers and a great lineup, we sold out an hour or so after the gates opened. Now, we are exactly one week away from our second. The Muriwai Waitangi Day Festival will feature great NZ artists like Warren Maxwell, Tiki Taane, Will Crummer & the Rarotongans and of course, a band called Moana & the Tribe. Tickets from www.eventfinder.co.nz.
WOMAD NZ (12 Dec)
We are proud to have been announced as one of the artists to perform at WomadNZ 2014, set in the beautiful Bowl of Brooklyn. This has to be my most favourite festival in Aotearoa-NZ. Why? The extraordinary music, the wairua, the kaupapa and the stunning Taranaki setting. I am so rapt we are playing with such a distinguished line up. Please don't miss this opportunity to catch a diverse and exciting array of artists, right here in NZ.
LATEST NEWS (12 Dec)
In September and October, we played in Poland, Korea and Australia - with a sell out gig in Warsaw at the Cross Cultures Festival. Since our return home, I have been writing and recording in the Piha studio of our keyboard player Paddy Free, my co-producer. We are having an absolute ball. Piha is a wild west coast beach an hours drive from Muriwai, the blacksands beach I live at. Feeling inspired one morning, I wrote a song on the drive over, pulling off the road to jot some notes. 'Not Alone' is about our connection with ocean, space and ancestors and I've pulled in one of my favourite male vocalists to duet with. It's scorching!
Tribal Connections (20 Sep)
Our guitarist Cadzow left today, winging his way to Warsaw. I have been home for exactly two weeks. On Monday, Kemara, Laurence and I fly to Poland where we will stay until Sept 30. Our concert is on September 28 at the Warsaw Cross Culture Festival. There is a stunning woman who will be performing before us called Calypso Rose from Trinidad - looks like a very cool lineup.
NEW PLYMOUTH / New Zealand - Womad Taranaki TSB Bowl stage 4 pm
Ticket sales from many outlets - have a look at http://www.taft.co.nz/womad/tickets-2014.html
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The Best of Moana & The Tribe7 Feb 2012
Acoustic25 Jan 2010
Wha12 May 2008
- 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