HĀ - Breathe! A New Music Video for Māori Language Week & Links to the New Album - TE RERENGA!

 

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Announcing today's release of ‘Ha’ music video online! Live now at https://youtu.be/x-FG0u42F4g

And Toni Huata’s 7th studio album

‘ Te Rerenga – The Journey ’

LIVE NOW in celebration of Māori Language Week 10-16 September 2018

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Shot against the backdrop of the greater Wellington region and directed by Canaan Akuhata-Brown, ‘Ha” explores the day to day challenges that face many whanau and the beautiful depths of love within us all, as they come together, 

to dance against the odds.

 

 ‘This is our whānau mental health kaupapa. For when we’re overwhelmed or challenged in life - all we need to do is to take a moment, breathe and trust that balance will be restored once again. I think the video is fantastic in capturing whānau leaving any woes behind and just letting their hair down! Simply put by Motion Valley – ‘We follow numerous people in their daily life as they struggle and feel overwhelmed. Each character then breaks free into dance to overcome the stress’. I think it is positive and uplifting in all their own unique way! -Toni Huata

 

Cast: Toni Huata, Adrian Wagner, Te Okanga and Ropine Huata-Wagner; Lois Reid, Maureen Collins-Lucic, Kelly Te Moananui, Te Aranga, Tyler and Rina Mata; Arohanui Watene, Chris Clegg,  Matt Renata, Tui Innes, Nicky Finn, Timon Zeiss, Christine Godetz, Sophia Stephens and Stainton Anderson.

 

Proudly supported by Te Māngai Pāho and with many thanks to Motion Valley, cast and whānau.

 

Te Rerenga – The Journey’ releases in both in CD and LIVE online at:

The Mākaro Room, Te Wharewaka o Pōneke - Function Centre

Thursday, September the 13 th from 5pm till 8pm

Announcing the release of Toni Huata’s 7th studio album ‘ Te Rerenga – The Journey ’

 

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Māori Language Week 10-16 September 2018

 

Hot on the heels of a very busy Matariki season and Māori Music Month. Which not only saw Toni Huata performing new works throughout Aotearoa, but also the release of both her new video singles ‘AIO’ and ‘WAIORA’. Toni is delighted to announce the upcoming release of her new album.

‘ Te Rerenga – The Journey ’

 

This 16 track album, is a collaboration between Pitch Black producer Paddy Free and Toni, including a reunion with renowned composer Gareth Farr. This album will be heralded by the release of the albums third video single ‘HĀ’ and the whānau friendly event TE RERENGA – He Reo Ora

- A night of Music, Kapahaka, Dance and Slam Poetry, in celebration of both Toni’s album release and Māori Language Week.

 

This stunning event with feature live performance from not only Toni Huata but also featuring performances from Te Kahu Rolleston, Timotimo, Te Kura Māori o Porirua, Brannigan Kaa, Horomona Horo, Te Kura o Ōtari and Toni’s debut videos. Taking place at The Mākaro Room, Te Wharewaka Function Centre

Thursday September the 13th from 5pm till 8pm

Entry by Koha, RSVP to Waahuu@xtra.co.nz is essential.

 

 

‘Te Rerenga’ is about a journey. From the journey of our ancestors travelling from Hawaiki to Aotearoa; to journeys of family, relationship, friendship and reconnection; to reflection, love, identity & homeland; to my own personal health journey over the past 2 years. We were very lucky to be supported by Te Māngai Pāhō for 5 music videos alongside this album and we thank all our whānau, cast and crew that were involved. We also thank all the musicians, composers and production team for the support creating this wonderful project. ‘Te Rerenga’ is a full array of genre from dub, ambient, world, dance, classical and soul. All the songs have their own story and it was particularly special to finally include ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and our Turakina version to the late Hone Tuwhare poem ‘Rain’

 


 

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