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Boomerang (10 Apr)
Our Boomerang Project featuring Moana & the Tribe, Horomona Horo (NZ), Breabach (Scotland), Casey Donovan and Shellie Morris (Australia) just premiered in Aussie at the Sydney Opera House's Homeground Festival. FANTASTIC. Awesome crowd, emotional response, choice music, sublime setting. Hard to beat. Next stop, Glasgow....can't wait.
TPPA Rally Sat, March 29 - 1pm Queen St (27 Mar)
'Our leaders say TPPA will serve the people well. Why the need for secrecy, why won't they tell?'
Those are the lyrics to a song I will sing this Saturday at a rally in Aucklands Queen St. It's been four years of continued pressure by activists all around the world, urging governments to release the text of the huge TPPA agreement which has the potential to seriously impact on the sovereign rights of governments to protect our economy, culture and way of life. Join me and many others on Saturday 29 March at 1pm, opposite Aotea Square. Trina, Cadz and I will perform - nau mai, haere mai.
THANK YOU WOMAD NZ (17 Mar)
Despite a scheduled tropical cyclone and an attack of the flu the morning of our concert, my band and I took to the stage - and man, did WE have fun! Wonderful audience. The sun came out. The bass and drums were pumping. And we sent our sounds across the wee pond and into the crowd. Fabulous feedback. Also got to meet other bands and see new artists. Stand outs? Dub Inc (France), Pokey Lafarge (USA), Arrested Development (USA) and Red Barat (USA). Ane Brun - stunning voice. Met Makana (Hawaii) as well. Wonderful. A highlight was the opening powhiri at Owae Marae where many of the artists did simple acapella numbers. Also LOVED hanging with our Boomerang Project whanau - Casey Donovan, Shellie Morris, Breabach and my own band among the 21 performers onstage! Next stop? Sydney Opera House.
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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