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Te Māngai Pāho funding supports 15 songs released for Waiata Anthems Week.

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06 September 2021

Te Māngai Pāho is among many who are supporting this kaupapa with more than 27 songs being released. Waiata Anthems Week is an opportunity to celebrate our unique culture and to acknowledge those who have come before us in championing Māori music.

Te Māngai Pāho has provided funding to tautoko the production of 15 songs in total. The list features established and emerging artists from a broad spectrum of genres including country gem Ainslie Allen; rebel rockers Valkyrie and modern music icons Six60. Te Māngai Pāho have also supported funding to produce lyric videos for each song, encouraging listeners to learn the kupu for these waiata. 

“We are in a unique moment in time, there’s huge interest in Māori waiata. Te Māngai Pāho is excited to be part of this kaupapa to support these artists to create waiata for all of Aotearoa to enjoy” says Te Māngai Pāho Kaihautū, Larry Parr.

Waiata Anthems Week is a celebration of all that is great about waiata Māori, and Te Māngai Pāho is committed to funding and promoting waiata Māori in Aotearoa” says Mr Parr.

Over the course of Waiata Anthems Week, the songs will be released on all streaming platforms and will be broadcast on radio. You can check out all the waiata and lyric videos on the Waiata Anthems website.

Full list of Waiata Anthems Week releases funded by Te Māngai Pāho:

Coming out soon...

Kings ft. Theia 'Pohewatia' - comes out 10 September.
Stan Walker 'Matemateone' - comes out 10 September.
William Waiirua 'Mauri Mahi Mauri Ora' - coming soon.