Hokianga, Ngāti Tuwharetoa
"Music in the home and in our everyday space impacted and influenced my life."
Kapa haka helped Reo to realize his strength in composition.
"Writing and composing an album isn’t easy. Exposing one’s thoughts is courageous. Accolades are nice, but receiving a message from someone who’s life has been impacted because of the music. That’s a win. "
To be creative is one thing, to live your life and build a career from it is special.
To be a Māori creative it’s phenomenal.
Singer/songwriter Te Reotakiwa Dunn won a Tui (NZ Music Award) for Best Maori Album in 2006 with this self titled album. Engineered at Woodcut Studios by Matt Scott, and Mastered by NZ Engineer and Producer of the Year (2005) Angus McNaughton, Te Reo’s eponymous album features the beauty of NZ’s indigenous language, showcased by his smooth and powerful voice.
Te Reotakiwa (Reo) has been singing and writing for several years and has many accolades to show for it. Among them awards for songwriting (Sony Composers Award) and performance (Mai Time Best Up And Coming Original Artist). He was the National Concerto Taonga Puoro competition winner in July 2004.
Te Reotakiwa Dunn: 'He Rangi Ataahua', Tui Award winner for Best Māori Album 2006., 3m 54s
Te Reo Māori, instrumental, 3m 39s
Te Reo Māori, acoustic and taonga puoro, 5m 14s
Vocal, taonga puoro and instrumental., 4m 59s
Taonga Puoro, 52s
Acoustic, harmonic, te reo Māori music with haka, 3m 2s
Te Reo Māori, taonga puoro and intrumental., 2m 51s
Acoustic, taonga puoro instrumental, 1m 33s
From Te Reotakiwa Dunn's self titled album., 3m 44s
Vocal and acoustic., 3m 42s
Contemporary Māori Music, 3m 41s
Harmonic, contemporary, te reo Māori music, 3m 42s
Te Reo Māori acoustic and contemporary, 4m 21s
Guitar, 1m 6s
Te Reo Māori and instrumental., 2m 51s
Vocal duet and contemporary te reo Māori, 2m 39s