WAIORA - A New Video for Māori Music Month!

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Announcing the video release of  ‘WAIORA’ by Toni Huata.

 

WAIORA - https://youtu.be/q2adlZAbEVY 

 

 In the wake of a busy Matariki season, which saw Toni Huata performing new works throughout Aotearoa. Toni in celebration August’s Māori Music Month, will be performing this weekend as part of ‘New World’, at ‘Aotearoa’s Most Talented’ on 16th, Te Mata Peak on 18th, ‘Te Reo Ki Tua’ on 23/24th and is very happy to announce the release of her new video ‘WAIORA” from her upcoming album ‘Te Rerenga – The Journey’ due for release during Maori Language Week 10-16 September 2018.

 ‘This song is my acknowledgement to our waters, the rejuvenation within our bodies and with the environment. ‘WAIORA’ refers to life water and is also one of identity. Our bodies are made up of mostly water so it is not surprising that we are affected heavily by the lack of water within our environment and ourselves. I truly identify with fresh water or waimāori and my river that influenced me growing up being Te Wairoa Hopupu Honengenenge Matangirau in Wairoa, which is also our reflective, spiritual waters – wairua. This song is one for inner and outer hauora and certainly one of refection” Toni Huata

 This stunning video by Motion Valley, features Oribe Maipi, in search of her truth and being drawn to what rejuvenates her and in the end what replenishes the land. It debuted exclusively at the Wairoa Film Festival in June and featured in the Māori Film Week in July.

Many thanks to Te Māngai Pāho, Paddy Free and Motion Valley for their support and the stunning locations of Wainamu and Studio63, ngā mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa.

For more info please don’t hesitate to contact:

Vanessa Stacey

Vanessastaceyp.r@gmail.com

+64212101666

New Video - AIO out now!

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Announcing the ‘AIO’ video has released!

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It’s been a busy Matariki season already for Toni Huata. Having performed her new single ‘AIO’ as part of Wellington City Council's Matariki events 'Ahi Kaa' and 'ReCut5' along Wellington's waterfront and within many Matariki events around the country. Toni has also launched ‘AIO’ live at the ‘20th Wellington Gold Awards’ and screened 'AIO' especially at ‘Te Wiki o Kiriata Māori’ in Auckland. ‘AIO’ will be heavily featured in this Saturdays closing ceremonies, where Toni will premiere seven new songs from upcoming, yet to release album ‘Te Rerenga –The Journey’, as part of the festival closing ‘Matariki Sky Show’ fireworks extravaganza, all a part of the Matariki ki Pōneke festival.

To celebrate this, we are delight to announce the release of her beautiful new video and single ‘AIO’!

“It has been an absolute joy performing AIO throughout this Matariki season. Doing the track was energetic and inspiring with Paddy Free and all involved. Working with Motion Valley, our whānau on set and these fabulous dancers was also a real pleasure. Whitireia Park was magical with Tawhirimatea blowing his mauri around us and Tamanuitera shining brightly through us, an awesome tohu for our mahi with great acknowledgements to Ngāti Toa Rangatira. Many thanks always to Te Māngai Pāho for supporting this song and in our continued journey of Māori music and video productions. Hari Matariki ki a tātau!” -Toni Huata

For more info please don’t hesitate to contact:

Vanessa Stacey

Vanessastaceyp.r@gmail.com

+64212101666

Seeya later NZ Music Month & Kia ora Matariki!

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Kia ora tātau,

Welcome to new friends! This is our first newsletter for a while and there’s been so much going on. 

Toni launches a new website www.tonihuata.com on Tuesday June 5th at 12pm and has have been back in the studio recording new waiata and remixing favourite tracks with producer Paddy Free and friends. The new 15 track album is called TE RERENGA - THE JOURNEY! Look out for teasers of every track when the new website goes live!

HAPPY 2018! PAO PAO PAO Concert

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Happy 2018!

With the Summer festival season well under way and we want to wish everyone safe travels to these various, exciting events. So much has happened where Toni featured in the World of Wearable Arts, travelled overseas to the Hawaii Islands, performed around NZ with Tākitimu Karanga where this tour was a finalist in the Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – Māori Language Commission Language Awards and Toni has begun her 13 track music project due for release in May and shoots 5 music videos in March all supported by Te Mangai Pāho – The Māori Broadcasting Agency.

One of the bigger projects Toni is producing this year is the renowned PAO PAO PAO concert.

Waiata Maori Music Awards Finalist

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Toni has just finished a series of stunning shows completing her tour and the Matariki season. Many thanks to #StephenACourtPhotography for this pic above from this magical evening in the WellyReCut Show and to Ropine Huata-Wagner for the pic below. Toni has spent the last month writing and composing and we thank Te Mangai Paaho for their support to 13 tracks and 8 music videos that Toni will start in November. Maori Music Month is upon us and Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori celebrate 30 years and Toni received news that she is a FINALIST in this years WAIATA Maori Music Awards on Sep 15th in Hastings. Soon Toni starts rehearsals for The World of Wearable Arts opening Sep 20th to Oct 8th before travelling to Hawaii.

Very exciting, nga mihi ki a koutou katoa

Wairoa Film Festival - Mohaka & Matariki!

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Since our last newsletter we've been busy organising the final leg of the Tākitimu Karanga Tour,

Audiences have seen Toni perform at a variety of events including the IPENZ awards, and

ReCut, a dynamic project where Tory Street was transformed into a magic urban performance

stage. We are also counting down to the Wairoa Film Festival in June where Toni's music video

Mohakawill feature as the opening film and the very recent Tākitimu Karanga show where Toni 

organised a fantastic line-up of artists from both Ngāti Kahungnu and of the Tākitimu canoe

to honour our Mums on Mother's Day.

TAKITIMU KARANGA on Mother's Day & NZ Music Month 2017!

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We are very delighted that allot of you were able to attend this beautiful event celebrating

Maori music and performance with artists from Ngati Kahungnu and Takitimu canoe on a day for our mum's on Mother's Day.

The month of May is New Zealand Music month so we wish to engage with all in the spirit of togetherness, our connections, our language, our arts and love.

Through this we connect on all levels!

Great to see your mum and wider family with our wonderful hangi in the Karaka Cafe and

then the entertainment from this exceptional array of musical artists and kapahaka from

Te Haeata Awatea - Wellington College and Wellington Girls High School.

RSVP always essential to waahuu@xtra.co.nz and we look forward to the next celebration!

Mauri ora!

New Album Chart Success - Tomokia

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Wellington singer-songwriter Toni Huata is capitalising on the chart success of her dub, dance and electronica sound with an encore collection of bilingual tunes.
The 10-track ‘Tomokia’ is Huata’s fifth album but her second in the dub and electronica genre in collaboration with celebrated Piha musician and producer Paddy Free of Pitch Black fame.
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