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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.
TAIPEI (5 Jun)
Honoured to be invited by the Minister of Arts & Culture (Taiwan/Republic of China) to be a member of the South East Asia Arts Advisory Committee. Heading there this Saturday for a week. Looking forward to checking out Taiwanese drama, film, music and performance over the next few days and seeing any opportunities for Māori artist. AND....touching base with my own project ONO.
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.
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Rima26 Sep 2014
Whole World's Watching14 Aug 2014
Upokohue13 Sep 2015
- 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