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INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING CONTEST (25 Mar)
Two songs from the album RIMA by Moana & the Tribe (Rhythmethod/DRM) are in the finals of the International Songwriting Competition.
Ūpokohue,' a song in te reo Māori about the endangered Maui dolphin, was co-written with Paddy Free and Scotty Morrison and has made the finals from a record 18,000 entries. 'Whole Worlds Watching' is one of 10 finalists in a new section of the ISC called Pick a Cause for songs about a social cause.
The winners will be announced in early May.
TITIRANGI FESTIVAL (25 Mar)
This Saturday at 5pm, Moana & the Tribe will be playing a 60 min set at the wonderful Titirangi Festival. Look for the Village Stage in the heart of Titirangi - we are really looking forward to our debut at this iconic festival. See you there!
Tunes in the Dunes (11 Mar)
Had an awesome concert on the weekend at Tunes in the Dunes, with 3 of our songs performed in collaboration with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra. Pae o Riri, Peace Song and Water People. Also sang Alanis Morrisettes 'Uninvited.' Really enjoyed mixing it up with the Orchestra. Now looking forward to Titirangi Festival on March 28!
Every Day is Waitangi Day (17 Feb)
We had 3 performances during Waitangi Weekend, all of them wonderful events. One out east at Flatbush, a 2nd in the West at Hoani Waititi Marae and the 3rd in my old hood of Mangere. The band had a choice time and it was wonderful catching up with old mates and other musicians. Now we are looking forward to Tunes in the Dunes, a collaboration with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra on March 7. More about that soon.
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Acoustic25 Jan 2010
- 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