The Latest From Moana...
New Songs (4 Nov)
Having fun with Paddy Free in his Piha Studio, working on two new Maori language tracks - as well as a recording vocals for a special remake produced by a wonderful musician from an awesome French dub band - all will be revealed soon....!!!
Wooooohooooo! (1 Nov)
Back to back for the All Blacks - official world champions of rugby. NZ joyous.
NZ Music Awards Announcement (13 Oct)
Happy to be announced as a finalist in two categories at the NZ Music Awards 2015 - for Roots Album of the Year and Māori Album of the Year. Big shout out to Paddy Free and Scotty Morrison, my two offsiders/co-writers - what a fun project, one we are very proud of.
TONIGHT - Gig Alert! (5 Oct)
I am so thrilled to be performing tonite at IKA (3 Mt Eden Rd) before the wonderful, talented Don McGlashan - all to help fundraise for the TPPA court case. Fine food, great company and I do promise you, a special evening of lovely music. There are only 10 seats left - so don't delay, ring them on 09-309 3740. You won't regret it.
APRA Maioha Awards (16 Sep)
Really looking forward to Thursday night. Honoured to have Upokohue as a finalist in this years APRA awards, alongside two other great songs. Maioha is all about Te Reo AND quality songwriting so it doesn't matter how many albums you sell (or don't!) or how famous are you (or aren't!) - there's no hype. Hanging with a bunch of songwriters is always good for the creative juices!
Waiata Maori Music Awards (9 Sep)
Moana & the Tribe are finalists in two categories at this years Waiata Māori Music Awards. The first is for Best Video (Whole Worlds Watching) and the 2nd is for Urban Roots Album of the Year (RIMA). Unfortunately unable to attend due to an injury but so thrilled to be considered. Good luck to all the finalists.
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Rima26 Sep 2014
Whole World's Watching14 Aug 2014
Upokohue13 Sep 2015
- RIMA, finalist APRA Maioha Awards, NZ Music Awards, Waiata Music Wards
- Album Release 'RIMA'
Performed, Boomerang Project, WomadNZ, Sydney Opera House, Hebcelt/Glasgow Commonwealth Games
- 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