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Waiata Māori Music Awards 2021

14th ANNUAL WAIATA MĀORI MUSIC AWARDS – ON MĀORI TELEVISION AND ON-DEMAND!Māori Television game show presenter Luke Bird of LUCKY DIP fame and radio personal...

Two SOUNZ composers win Waiata Māori Music Awards

On Friday the 13th, Club Hastings buzzed with energy as some of New Zealand’s leading Māori composers, performers and musicians gathered for the 2019 Nationa...

Still Burning Bright
Jenny McLeod at 80

Jenny McLeod delivering the 2016 Lilburn Lecture. Photo: Mark BeattyBy Michael Norris(Untitled)MostlyI am no poet,am little bewitchedby melodious babble;I w...

Dalvanius Prime
Māori Music Month Feature

Dalvanius Prime - Singer, songwriter, entertainer, producer, director and cultural guardian, cherished and remembered for his life, lived with a passion for ...

Five Questions with Poulima Salima

Te Marama puoro o Aotearoa is here (New Zealand Music month). Nina Lesperance from SOUNZ recently caught up with Poulima to hear what New Zealand Music month...

Māori Music Month
Featuring Pere Wihongi

Ko Pere Te Ruru o Te Ramana Wihongi aka Pere WihongiNō Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāti WaiPere is an award-winning composer based in Wellington who or...

Echoes of Erewhon
Pastoralism, Technology, and New Zealand Music

By Callum BlackmoreIn his oft-quoted 1946 lecture, “In Search of Tradition”, Douglas Lilburn, the so-called “grandfather” of New Zealand music, turned to New...

Dame Gillian Whitehead at 80
a music of our own

Early in 2020, just before New Zealand locked down in the face of COVID-19, composer Dame Gillian Whitehead wrote a commissioned piece for five viols. She ca...

Meet composer Te KuraHuia
Te KuraHuia

In this series, we present our new composers. We are proud to introduce Te Kura Huia Arikirangi Faith Oriwia Henare-Stewart.Ngāi Tara ki te Muaūpoko o te ika...

Meet composer
Noel Woods

 Please list any iwi | tribal | nation affiliations:Te AtiawaNgati PorouNgaruahineTell us about yourself?Grew up at Waiwhetu Marae in Lower Hutt known as the...


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