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Ed Waaka

Performer, Māori Composer, Composer


Ngāti Pāhauwera me Te Rarawa

With a soul man’s voice and a poet’s soul, Ed Waaka's “silk and sandpaper” vocals have made him one of the most compelling singer songwriters to emerge from Aotearoa. His music pays homage to the power of the human condition, creating songs that are both consciously direct and spiritually uplifting.

He has worked and played alongside notable NZ artists including Troy Kingi, Trinity Roots, KITA, Melodownz, Louis Baker and Andy Lovegrove of Breaks Co-Op to name a few.

His song ‘Revolution’ was nominated for ‘Best Music Video’ at the 2020 Maori Music Awards, and Semi-Finalist in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition 2021. He is currently working on releasing music written completely in Te Reo Māori.

Composed (9)


Acoustic, 3m 22s


RnB, Soul, 3m 50s

E Kura

Te Reo Māori, Piano, Live Band, 4m 19s


ANZAC Tribute - Acoustic, light band, 6m 5s

No Enemy Of Mine

Acoustic, Soul, 3m 50s


Acoustic, Soul, 3m 59s

The One

Reggae, live band, 3m 37s

War On The Streets

Band, Dub, Soul, 3m 56s

When I Was Young

Acoustic, Soul, 3m 44s