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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.
Poland (31 Aug)
I'm in Palermo (Sicily) holidaying after a wonderful 5 weeks touring with the band. My family and I arrived last night and are looking forward to exploring the city. In 3 weeks, the band will be performing in Warsaw (Poland) at the Cross Cultures Festival, before heading to Korea to play at Ulsan and Jarasum Music Festivals. So a wee break - but just quietly, missing the band and stage already!
Kia ora from Budapest (12 Aug)
Today, our band officially finished our 2013 tour of Europe in Budapest, at the outrageously amazing Sziget Festival. With 36 stages and hundreds of artists playing from the 7th to the 11th, hundreds and thousands of people packed the site. It was a sensory overload with musicians, street performers, artists, actors, DJs....night after night. We opened the huge World Music Party Stage - and in temperatures hitting 40C, it was unbelievably hot. My hand was almost scorched reaching for the microphone while our warriors burnt their feet on the stage. Some brave souls crawled out from under the trees to the stagefront but it was blistering heat. Most hid in the foilage! What an experience. And great to have Batucada Sound Machine and Iva Lankum at the festival too - yay, NZ in full force!
Stuttgart here we Come! (2 Aug)
We are sweltering in wonderful Germany and are four concerts out from the last of our tour. Last night we played with Claudia Koreck, a great singer and songwriter. Nearly 1000 in the stadium. Great response to our music too. Claudia and I are now mutual fans! Today we head to Stuttgart for a concert at the Theatrehaus tomorrow night. Loving the warmth, the stages, the kai, the people.
Hi from Germany (15 Jul)
We spent four days in Norway, north of Tromso. What an absolutely gorgeous country. The long bus ride after our flight was a pleasure looking out at the high peaks and fjords. So green and clean. And our Sami hosts smothered us with hospitality and warmth. It was very special. Riddu Riddu will always been like a second home for us. We had a fabulous reception to our music and spent special moments with a young woman who survived the terrible shooting on Utoya Island when we were there in 2011, giving her a poster signed by all the artists at this years festival. Such a strong girl. Inspirational.
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- 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