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Ranea Aperahama

Composer, Performer, Māori Composer


Ngāti Tūwharetoa; Muriwhenua; Mōrehu

Hailing from Rātana Pā, Ranea is a passionate performer who is adept on a variety of musical instruments including trombone, harmonica, keyboard and guitar. He has co-written, recorded and released songs with groups such as Southside of Bombay, with whom the top five hit What’s the Time Mr Wolf achieved gold sales status and featured in the world famous film Once Were Warriors.

In late 2000, Ranea and twin brother Ruia released the album Whare Māori, which was nominated as a finalist in the New Zealand Music Industry’s Tui Awards. A limited release tribute concept, Waiata of Bob Marley, again had the Aperahama brothers sharing vocal duties, covering a selection of Bob Marley’s songs sung completely in Māori.

Ranea is a talented recording artist and composer in both Māori and English. His long awaited debut album Tihei Mauri Ora is a collection of original compositions celebrating the gift of life and was launched at Rātana Pā in 2015.

"These songs were composed to rejuvenate and invigorate my spirit to encourage it to flitter beyond the clouds of despair - to feel and connect with the breath of my deepest consciousness."

Composed (23)

Anei Ra

Te Reo, World Music, 3m 40s

He Aha Te Whakatau

Te Reo, Reggae, 4m

I Te Karanga

Te Reo, World Music, 4m 26s

Ki Uta / Rangi Mamao

Te Reo, World Music, 4m 56s

Kotahi Aroha

Te Reo, Reggae, Waiata of Bob Marley Album, 2m 43s


Te Reo, World Music, 4m 17s

Kōroritia (Stir It Up)

Te Reo, Reggae, Bob Marley Waiata Album, 3m 22s

Matika, Maranga (Get Up, Stand Up)

Te reo, Reggae, Bob Marley Waiata Album, 3m 35s

Mākona Tamaroto (Satisfy My Soul)

Te Reo, Reggae, Bob Marley Waiata Album, 4m 44s

Nāku I Puhi Te Āpiha (I Shot The Sheriff)

Te Reo, Reggae, Bob Marley Waiata Album, 3m 46s

Pohewa - The Dreamer

Te Reo, World Music,Featuring Soul Paua, 4m 39s


Te Reo, Reggae, 3m 59s

Riri Kōpūtahi

Te Reo, Reggae, 3m 35s

Roto Waho

Te Reo, Reggae, 3m 18s

Te Kura A Māhina

Te Reo, World Music, 7m 36s

Te Paki o Matariki

Te Reo, World Music, 4m 27s

Te Waru O Noema

Te Reo, World Music, 3m 45s

Tihei Mauri Ora

Te Reo, Reggae, 3m 48s


Te Reo, Reggae, 3m 30s


Te Reo, Reggae, 4m 17s

Tōku Wairua Tūturu Nei

Te Reo, Reggae, 7m 36s

What's the Time Mr Wolf

Reggae, Co-written with Southside of Bombay, 3m 51s


Te Reo, World Music, 4m 27s