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.

New Video - Hopukia te tao for Maori Language Week 2015!

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Inspiration:
“I look at my family and a lot of them make their dreams a reality. So I wrote with that in mind. [The track Hopukia te tao] It is about being brave, speaking up and making choices. Cousin Hira with our family dialect, Paddy Free's production with stunning musical composition from Gareth Farr was the perfect collaboration for this song.”

NZ MUSIC MONTH & MATARIKI - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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This month has been fill of great music, collaborations and concerts throughout NZ's North Island and main centres Auckland and Wellington. We are in production for a music video for Toni's epic song 'HOPUKIA TE TAO' a collaboration with NZ renowned percussionist and composer Gareth Farr https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuKZlSc87mE

Toni is also touring throughout the country including her home regions of Ngati Kahungunu for MATARIKI in June and July. We wish you all the best celebrating 100% NZ Music...Mauri ora!

For Toni's music check out: http://www.amplifier.co.nz/artist/8266/toni-huata.html

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