Seeya later NZ Music Month & Kia ora Matariki!
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!
We’ve also teamed up again with award winning Penn Productions now known as Motion Valley to bring you 5 new music videos. Our plan is to bring you new waiata and music videos every month for the next 5 months with a special preview of the stunning video WAIORA and TAHURI MAI in the Wairoa Film festival 2018 this weekend!
WAIORA features Toni and actress Oribe Maipi and has a special filmic quality with a story based on rejuvenation of the water.
Toni’s Iwi radio hit, TAHURI MAI features two amazing actors John Ulu Va'a and Mariarangi Carkeek – keep an eye out for them in the future we reckon they are going to be stars. The waiata is about young love and we hope you enjoy.
Whānau, here are some upcoming performance dates, put them in the diary or write them on your calendar!
AIO song out to ALL radio stations in New Zealand http://www.nzonair.govt.nz/music/promotion/newtracks-formerly-kiwi-hit-disc/
June 2 - 3, Wairoa
7pm – Wairoa Film Festival 2018, Big screen debut of videos Waiora and Tahuri Mai, Wairoa Film Festival, Gaiety Theatre, http://www.kiaora.tv/
12pm, NEW WEBSITE live www.tonihuata.com
June 8, Te Aute
6pm - Kahungunu Matariki, Preview performance of Te Rerenga songs, Te Aute College,
June 15, Wellington (rain day 16)
5.30pm – Recut 2018, Civic Square, Wellington. Toni will be performing AIO, https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/recut-n-matariki-ki-p-neke-2018/wellington
June 16, Wellington
6pm - Ngāti Porou Matariki Ball - Preview performance of Te Rerenga songs, The Pines,
June 15, Hastings
5pm - (performance invitation) Kahungunu Matariki, Flaxmere Park, https://www.facebook.com/Matariki-Festival-Heretaunga-Flaxmere-992507467491947/
June 16, Napier
5pm - (performance invitation) Kahungunu Matariki, Napier Sound Shell,
June 29, Wellington (rain day 30th)
6 - 10pm - AHI KAA ki Poneke 2018 (new event) Wharewaka to Te Papa stages, Opens at Lagoon - Toni performs Matariki song at opening and later on Reo Ora and Electronica Stages - Previews songs from Te Rerenga. Ahi Kaa, Olins Plaza, Wellington Waterfront, https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/ahi-k-matariki-ki-p-neke-2018/wellington
July 5, Wellington
7pm – 20th Gold Awards, Performs Aio at opening (with video debut), TSB Arena, https://goldawards.co.nz/event+details+%26+tickets?src=nav
July 6, Auckland
6pm - He Wiki Kiriata Māori - Screening of AIO and performance of songs from Te Rerenga,
July 7, Wellington (rain day July 8th)
6.30-6.40pm - Matariki Sky Light Show 2018 (fireworks instead of Nov 5 now) broadcast on More FM and The Breeze soundtrack with excerpts of Toni's songs Matariki, E Nga Reo, Hā, Te Rerenga Tākitimu, Te Kākano, AIO, Arise during fireworks. https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/wellington-sky-show-matariki-ki-p-neke-2018/wellington
Not to mention we are counting down to Māori Music Month and Māori Language Week for the album launch of TE RERENGA and we’ll announce performancesin Hastings and Wellington closer to the time.
Thanks for your support whānau! Have a great month and watch out for our waiata and video releases – remember to like and comment on youtube! And enjoy this month’s video releases!
Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa...mauri ora!