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RANGATAHI (17 Dec)
Check out our latest video hot off the press for the song RANGATAHI from the album RIMA, directed by my son Kimiora Elijah Hikurangi Jackson and featuring dancer Jay Cee.
Saturday Nov 29 (26 Nov)
Join us at the Grey Lynn park this Saturday November 29th - we will be playing at 1pm. Trotting out songs from our new album RIMA. Free entry, even! See you there.
Waiheke Rocks (6 Nov)
What a choice time. Thanks to everyone who came along. Glad we got you all out of your chairs, can't be having that sitting down at a Moana & the Tribe concert. What a beautiful setting and with kaumatua Pita and his mihi to us, made it so special.
Seashell, ring a bell... (31 Oct)
Yes, there are 14 of us sailing tomorrow to Waiheke Island, gorgeous place. And a big fat THANKS to Sealink for sponsoring our PA companys truck onto their ferry. Also just as big a shout out to Fullers for taking care of the whole Tribe. Much appreciated! They didn't have to, cos theres not many options for getting from Auckland to Waiheke and back. But they did. And we like that.
LIVE ON TV TONITE (27 Oct)
Tune into the wonderful NATIVE AFFAIRS on Maori TV where Trina, Paddy, Cadzow and I are performing live after an interview between myself and Mihi Forbes. Having fun - singing RANGATAHI from our new album RIMA.
WAIHEKE ISLAND NOV 1 (23 Oct)
Very excited to take my band across to gorgeous Waiheke Island for a one-off concert on Nov 1 at Artworks. We will play the entire album and a few older songs; it will be an experience! Looking forward to it. Tickets are available from Toi Gallery in Oneroa or through Eventfinder. Limited space so get in now! T.K will once again join us with his own set of original songs and his gorgeous voice. See you there.
RIMA REVIEWS (7 Oct)
‘Free steers much of the album into a new genre of waiata-dub and punchy dancefloor directed songs where politics and te reo slip in effortlessly. RIMA is a powerful and important collection. Highly recommended. (G.Reid, NZ Herald)
Easily her most sonically exciting album, RIMA offers up an enticing blend of waiata, haka, and deeply rhythmic electronica…Standout tracks include Water People, a deliciously dubbed out tune with haka, chants and a deep groove. Then there’s the moody spiritual vibes of Ko Au, and Aotearoa, which sounds like Pitch Black remixing Moana, all bleepy electronica and fizzy tempos. There’s a lot to discover in this record. It is beautifully layered. (Peter McLennan, 13th Floor)
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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