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Happy 2023 (6 Jan)
Am thrilled to announce that we recorded the guest vocals for the sixth and final song for my new album ONO. I'm not going to tell you the name of the special artist who has joined me on this track but they are from...Hawaii! Also...just so you know, Paddy and I are joining some wonderful artists who will be performing at Splore Festival in Feb and the whole festival is SOLD OUT!!
Auckland Writers Festival 2022 (15 Aug)
I am delighted to curate a series that is a celebration of both legacy and potential by introducing Ara Kē, Ao Kē (literally New Ways, New World) – writers whose work challenges, empowers and enhances us all.
Ara Kē, Ao Kē Series curated by Moana Maniapoto (Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Tuhourangi, Ngāti Pikiao).Events 2022
New single and video ‘Maiea’ released (26 Jun)
Check out the new video Maiea
‘Maiea’ is a call for peace; an incantation in Māori to soothe and calm a troubled mind. ‘Maiea’ is the fifth track from the upcoming album Ono by Moana & The Tribe. Due for release in 2023, Ono comprises six unique songs that celebrate te reo and raise the visibility of endangered languages through collaborations with indigenous vocalists.
Lyrics to ‘Maiea’ were penned by Scotty Morrison and Megan Henderson (Scotland). Music written by Paddy Free. The video for ‘Maiea’ was filmed by Vinnie Carter (NZ) and Paul Jennings (Scotland). It features Manawanui Maniapoto-Mills, Moana’s daughter;
Splore Festival, Ōrere Point, Auckland
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- Independent Music NZ Classic Album Award for TAHI by Moana & the Moahunters
Distinguished Alumni (University of Auckland)
- Debut NZ performance by "TÅª" Auckland Writers festival / Fest' Napuan (Vanuatu)
- First NZ Tour by Moana & the Tribe (Arts on Tour) / Launch of TÅª internationally
- Inducted into the APRA Amcos NZ Music Hall of Fame
- RIMA, finalist for APRA Maioha Awards / NZ Music Awards / Waiata Music Awards
- Album Release 'RIMA' / Performed Boomerang Project at Womad NZ, Sydney Opera House, Hebcelt/Glasgow Commonwealth Games
- 30 gigs across Norway, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Poland, South Korea & Australia
- Album Release 'The Best of.'
Performed Message Sticks, Sydney Opera House
- Mega-tour taking in Canada, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany and Taiwan
- Album Release 'Acoustic'
Performed Shanghai World Expo
- Performed Venice Biennale