Kahungunu Maranga - Toni's 6th Album and home favourite!

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KAHUNGUNU MARANGA (2017 8 track CD - 2016 3 track EPToni Huata has nailed what is good in music. Sing what you know, blend it in with the right instruments and harmonies, but most importantly, when you sing from your roots your message transcends beyond what you could ever imagine”. The warmth of each song lifts any negativity from the air. The title track Kahungunu Maranga is originally credited to have been written by Huata’s grandfather. Odes to tipuna, whānau and iwi. Each song firmly holds the roots of these pillars in the jazz-country-swing styled writing. Different to other albums of Huata’s as she explores tradition in this smaller set as opposed to her often more vast creations. A light refreshing that celebrates history and reminds us of how important it is to keep tradition and culture as precious memories and never forget them. NZ Musician Magazine. Reviewed by Holly Mc George

TOMOKIA - Chart topping album for Toni Huata

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TOMOKIA (2014) Dance, Dub, World, Soul. 'Tomokia' is Toni Huata's fifth album, another chart topper and her second in the dub/electronica genre, made in collaboration with celebrated Piha musician/producer Paddy Free of Pitch Black fame. According to Paddy, Toni Huata has always been adventurous in exploring new styles and genres of music - "which is testament to her huge vocal skills in soul, R'n'B, pop, haka … you name it, she can sing it! "On the new album, she branches out into everything from dance-pop and moody, deep dub tracks through to ambient 'tone poems', strum-along ballads and feel-good reggae. If the last album was a new direction, then this one furthers that exploration along many diverse paths." 'Tomokia' represents accomplishment, completion and bravery with the concept originating from an ancestral proverb: 'E rere e te huata hopukia, e rere e te manuka tomokia'. ODE Records

Tomokia

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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.

To Purchase or listen please select one of these below

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/tomokia/id882620185?uo=4&at=10lrHH

Amplifier – http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/107137/tomokia.html

7 Digital – http://www.7digital.com/artist/toni-huata/release/tomokia

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Tomokia-Toni-Huata/dp/B00KLLBSPY

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Toni_Huata_Tomokia?id=Bx3rsznkyhpp3a4rstvbgjplxp4

Qobuz – http://www.qobuz.com/album/tomokia-toni-huata/9421028858526

Rdio – http://www.rdio.com/artist/Toni_Huata/album/Tomokia/

Spotify – http://open..spotify.com/album/5NzYkuvklGc4rFyEQCgMUX

Hopukia (2012)

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A music makeover has paid off for an indigenous diva after her first ever chart success.

Wellington-based singer-songwriter Toni Huata launched her fourth album, ‘Hopukia’, late last month (July) – her first in the dub and electronica genre, her first bilingual collection of songs and her first in collaboration with top New Zealand musicians Paddy Free and Gareth Farr.

Whiti (2010)

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Ko ‘Whiti’ te kaupapa o tēnei kōpae waiata. He tohu tēnei kupu i te wetenga o ngā herehere, te makeretanga o ngā pōuriuritanga, te tiahotanga o te māramatanga.

Te Matatini! Takitimu Karanga tour! Mohaka Video launch!

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Since our last article we've been busy organising the Tākitimu Karanga Tour, Toni has been teaching, performing locally and everyone's counting down to Matatini 2017; where Toni will be participating as an MC. We're also very excited about the upcoming launch of Toni's new music video Mohaka. 

Happy 2017!

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Happy 2017! With the Summer festival season well under way and Te Matatini in Ngāti Kahungunu just around the corner, we want to wish everyone a very safe holiday period and travel to these various, exciting events.

TONI HUATA EP out now!

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‘Kahungunu Maranga’ is the latest release from Kahungungu manu tioriori, Toni Huata.  

Available as of Waitangi Day 2016, ‘Kahungunu Maranga’ is a 3 song EP in Te Reo Māori,flavoured with a swing-jazz sound and a touch of country and released with the support of Te Māngai Pāho.

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