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