Whole World's Watching video
Whole World's Watching video
Whole World's Watching video
Moana & The Tribe Moana & The Tribe
Moana & the Tribe, live
Moana & the Tribe, live
Moana & the Tribe, live
Moana & the Tribe (Banff Centre, Canada)
Moana & the Tribe (Banff Centre, Canada)
Moana & the Tribe (Banff Centre, Canada)
The Best of Moana & The Tribe The Best of Moana & The Tribe
Saltwater Sisters - In Production Saltwater Sisters
Trailer, THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING (Tawera/Black Pearl Productions)
AEIOU
AEIOU, music video
AEIOU
TREATY, (Chiemsee Reggae Festival, Germany)
TREATY, (Chiemsee Reggae Festival, Germany)
TREATY, (Chiemsee Reggae Festival, Germany)
PAE O RIRI, (Babylon, Istanbul)
PAE O RIRI, (Babylon, Istanbul)
PAE O RIRI, (Babylon, Istanbul)
Kahu
Kahu
Kahu

The Latest From Moana...

New single "whole world's watching" out now! (17 Aug)
Excited today to launch the first single from our about-to-be released album RIMA. Whole World's Watching is a tribute to people power. Watch the video right here. And then head to iTunes or Amazon to buy and download the single. Enjoy!

Glasgow (31 Jul)
The band played 5 gigs as part of the stonking, seriously wonderful Boomerang Experience. First up was the wonderful HebCelt Festival on the gorgeous, moody Isle of Lewis. The 21 performers took to the stage almost in the shadow of the castle in Stornaway. Special. Wonderful audience and great hospitality from the Lewis community. We are seriously rating Scotland!

COUNTDOWN TO GLASGOW (17 Jun)
Only 3 weeks away from flying to Glasgow and its all go on completing our album RIMA. Looking forward to playing at an official NZ gig on our last night in Scotland. Unfortunately, not the whole TRIBE, more like the HAPU! Looking forward to trotting out the band again. Here was our review at this years WomadNZ.

'Moana and the Tribe were a mainstage standout with their meld of thumping soul-funk and haka which also delivered well-received social and political messages, among them a new song Seashells speaking out about multi-national deep sea drilling and black sand mining (between signs for the sponsors Todd Energy and Shell) and closing with the The World is Watching.'

NEW SONGS (5 Jun)
Paddy Free and myself have been on a roll in his fabulous studio, hidden away in the bush of the iconic west coast surf beach Piha. We have nearly completed my 5th major album RIMA. Got the songs nailed, but can't tell you the titles yet - might need to brainstorm those first! Heads up - a couple of very experimental, te reo Maori dub tracks, a big beasty reggae/dub/dance number, a lovely acapella and something acoustic and catchy. Thanks so much to Te Waka Toi for helping me complete this album. Having way too much fun to call it work. Love my 'day job...'

Milestones

2012:
Album Release 'The Best of.'
Performed, Message Sticks, Sydney Opera House
2010:
Album Release 'Acoustic'
Performed, Shanghai World Expo
2009:
Performed, Venice Biennale
2008:
Album Release: 'Wha'
Recipient, Music Industry Award
2007:
Recipient, Arts Foundation Laureate Award
2005:
Recipient, Te Tohu Mahi Hou a Te Waka Toi (CNZ)
Recipient (Lifetime), Toi Iho Award
2004:
Appointed, Member of NZ Order of Merit, Queens Birthday Honours.
DVD Release: 'Live'
2003:
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