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Moana Maniapoto

Performer, Māori Composer, Composer


Ngāti Tuwharetoa

Moana Maniapoto is a Māori composer and singer who has taken her often politically conscious Māori music festivals across the world. Her band Moana and the Moahunters brought Māori music into the NZ Pop industry in the 1990s, later forming Moana and the Tribe in the 2000s. Moana and the Tribe have taken their haka-funk-dub-fusion music to many stages throughout the world, in iplaces such as Istanbul, Moscow, Florence, Berlin, Warsaw, Toronto, Venice, Shanghai, Seoul, Vienna, Toronto, Taipei, Hungary, Switzerland, Norway, Vanuatu and Australia.

Moana became the first non-American to win a major USA based songwriting contest with her song Moko, beating over 11,000 compositions to win the Grand Jury Prize of the International Songwriting Competition. She is a recipient of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM), a Life Time Recipient of the Toi Iho Maori Made Mark (denoting authenticity and quality) and also received the Te Tohu Mahi Hou a Te Waka Toi Award from Te Waka Toi (Creative New Zealand) in recognition of outstanding leadership and contribution to the development of new directions in Maori art. Moana has also received the Art Laureates by the NZ Arts Foundation.

More recently, TŪ (the electronica duo of Paddy Free and Moana) launched itself internationally at festivals in Finland and Taiwan and her acoustic ensemble, My Name is Moana performed throughout the country through Arts on Tour.

Offstage, Moana is one half of an award-winning documentary team led by her partner and band member Toby Mills. Moana has been inducted into the APRA Music Hall of Fame and has received recognition at the Waiata Māori Music Awards. Independent Music NZ also named Tahi (Moana and the Moahunters) as the 2019 recipient of the Classic Record, which aims to acknowledge albums that continue to inspire us.

Information about Moana Maniapoto and her music for film and television can also be found on the NZ On Screen website.

Composed (64)

A.E.I.O.U. - Akona Te Reo

Hip Hop, 4m 2s

AEIOU - Remix

Electronic, 3m 34s


Te Reo, English, Hip Hop, 6m 13s


Te Reo, Electronic, Roots, 3m 36s

Awe Maria

Te Reo, Choral, 2m 44s

Back Where We Belong

R&B, 5m 32s

Bird in a Tree

Te Reo, World Music, 3m 49s

Black Pearl

Pop, 4m 41s

Calling You

World Music, 4m 21s

Give It Up Now

Te Reo, English, Hip Hop, 4m 3s

Hands Up

Soul, 46s

He Waiata Aroha Na Puhi wahine - outro

Te Reo, World Music, 2m 36s

He Waiata Aroha Na Puhiwahine - Intro

Te Reo, World Music, 34s

Hine Tangi-Manawa

Te Reo, Taonga Puoro, Soul, 4m 16s


Te Reo, World Music, 3m 52s

House of Strife

Te Reo, English, World Music, 3m 27s


Te Reo Māori, World Music, 4m 10s

Iri Kura

5m 13s


4m 2s

Ko Au

5m 38s

Kua Makona

4m 26s

Manawa Tahi

Te Reo, World Music, 3m 23s


Te Reo, Reggae, 5m 54s


World Music, 5m 14s

Nga iwi e Chiemsee Reggae

Te Reo, Reggae, 5m 19s

Not alone

Soul, 4m

Pae O Riri

Te Reo, Orchestra, Voice, 2m 56s


Te Reo, English, Soul, 3m 18s

Peace, Love & Family

Soul, 4m 13s


Soul, 4m 39s


Taonga Puoro, 40s


Reggae, 4m 30s

Rangikane Ana

Te Reo, World Music, 5m 35s

Rebel in Me

Soul, 4m 22s


Te Reo, Reggae, 6m 3s


Soul, 5m 21s

Seven Years

Soul, 3m 26s

Sister in Me

Hip Hop, 4m 9s

Speak to Me

World Music, 5m 1s

Tahi - Dance Mix

Te Reo, Dance, 5m 2s

Tahi - Roots Mix

Te Reo, Roots, 4m 55s

Te Aho

Te Reo, World Music, 3m 23s

Te Apo

Te Reo, Kapa Haka, World Music, 4m 21s

Te Arawa E

Te Reo, an archival interlude, 56s

Te Ha

Te Reo, World Music, 4m 36s

Te Kakano

Te Reo, World Music, 4m 32s

Te Kapua Whakapipi

Te Reo, Taonga Puoro, Voice, 33s

Te Kohu

Te Reo, Taonga Puoro, World Music, 4m 24s

Te Po

Te Reo, World Music, 4m 13s


Te Reo, World Music, 4m 24s


Te Reo, English, Funk, 3m 43s


Te Reo, English, Kapa haka, Hip hop, 4m 4s

Tū ( feat. Jani Lauzon )

Te Reo, Drum n Bass


Te Reo, Taona Puoro, World Music, 5m 49s

Warrior Woman

Te Reo, English, Reggae, Kapa haka, 5m 13s


Te Reo, English, Acapella, 1m 6s

Water People

Te Reo, English, Kapa Haka, World Music, 6m 14s


Taonga Puoro, 1m 45s


Te Reo, Reggae, 4m 46s

Whole Worlds Watching

Reggae, 5m 41s

Āio Ana

Te Reo Maori, Taonga Puoro, World Music, 5m 50s

Performances (4)

Auckland Arts Festival | My Name is Moana (Warkworth)

Beloved singer-songwriter __Moana Maniapoto__ is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy ...

Auckland Arts Festival | My Name is Moana (Waiheke)

Beloved singer-songwriter __Moana Maniapoto__ is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy ...

CANCELLED: Auckland Arts Festival | My Name is Moana (Papakura)

__This event is cancelled due to COVID-19. See other performance dates below.__ ___ Beloved...

Auckland Arts Festival | My Name is Moana (Glen Innes)

Beloved singer-songwriter __Moana Maniapoto__ is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy ...