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Sounds of the Moana Composer Fono

Last week, SOUNZ proudly hosted the Sounds of the Moana Composer Fono, a celebration of the diverse and captivating world of Moana Pacific Composition.

Led by the talented Tau'ili'ili Alpha Maiava, the fono brought together composers from all walks of life to explore the enchanting stories behind the award-winning Sounds of the Moana Podcast.


The event's highlight was an inspiring showcase of Fangufangu, the Tongan nose flute, by none other than master practitioners Tu'ifonualava Kaivelata and ‘Uluakimaka Fulivai Kaivelata.

The soul-stirring melodies transported the audience to the heart of Moana Pacific culture, leaving an indelible mark on the attendees

New Plymouth Composer Fono 

Throughout the fono, participants engaged in lively discussions on the richness of Moana Pacific Composition, delving into its cultural significance and influence on musical expressions.

From ancient legends to contemporary masterpieces, the event provided a glimpse into the vibrant and diverse landscape of Pacific composition.

Dunedin Composer Fono 

The fono didn't just stay in one place; it traveled across the country, spreading its magic to various locations. From Auckland to Dunedin, Christchurch to Wellington, the passion for Moana Pacific Composition was palpable at every stop.

Christchurch Composer Fono 

Participants had the opportunity to connect with fellow composers, fostering valuable connections and exchanging creative ideas.

SOUNZ representatives were on hand to share insights about the exciting avenues and resources available for aspiring and established composers, offering guidance on their artistic journey.

Porirua Composer Fono 

Lower Hutt Composer Fono

A heartfelt thank you to all who made this event a resounding success, and we look forward to welcoming you to the next chapter of this extraordinary musical journey!