Journey into the mind of one of New Zealand’s finest musical talents with this celebration of new waiata.
Tama Waipara is known for his powerful voice and eclectic style, his Facebook page describes him as Alt-Soul-Indie-Māori. His album Fill Up the Silence won the 2014 NZ Music Award for Best Roots Album.
Presenting an eclectic array of kaupapa-based, reo Māori-enriched, kāinga-informed musical sophistication with longtime New York-based co-writer and producer Aaron Nevezie, TE KATOA features collaborations with composers Maisey Rika, Taharakau Stewart, Teina Moetara, Tweedie Waititi and Petera Hakiwai.
At once lush, meditative, rhythmic and irreverent, it’s a stirring expression of lived experience and inherited narratives; waiata that are formed from exploration of whakapapa and legacy.
"Sophisticated songs and soaring vocals" - TIME OUT NEW YORK
Supported by Legacy Trust
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