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Benita Tahuri

Composer, Māori Composer


Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tuhoe

Benita Jean Tahuri was born in Wairoa and is a composer based in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. A proud descendant of Ngāi Tuhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu and Brian Boru (the last reigning King of Ireland) and also celebrates her English heritage.

Her compositions are played by the group NRG Rising, an all female family reggae trio that includes her two daughters, Anahera-Pono Tahuri-Whakatope and Honey Tahuri-Whakatope. NRG Rising have toured extensively overseas, nourishing an international indigenous connection through music whilst highlighting key important issues both in New Zealand and abroad.

In addition to being a composer, Benita has a background in education and the business coaching sector.

Composed (15)

Conscious Soul Rebel

NGG Rising - Reggae, 4m 29s

From Darkness to Light

NRG Rising - Soul, Reggae, 4m 16s

Hear the Rhythm

NRG Rising - Reggae, 3m 36s

Homeland Security

Reggae, 3m 37s

I Cry

NRG Rising - Reggae, 3m 52s

Love Ride

NRG Rising - Reggae, 3m 30s

Mr. Hopiman

NRG Rising - Reggae, 4m 13s

New You

NRG Rising - Reggae, 3m 36s

Revelation Steppers (feat. Israel Starr)

NRG Rising - Reggae, 4m 24s

Say Yes to Life

NRG Rising - RnB Reggae, 4m

Take Us High

NRG - Rising, RnB, 4m 29s

The One I Adore

NRG Rising - Reggae Pop, 3m 14s


NRG Rising - Te Reo Māori, Reggae, 3m 45s

We Love You

NRG Rising - Reggae, 3m 33s

Who Is to Know

NRG Rising - Reggae, 4m 11s