Tukua Te Kūata

Tukua Te Kūata by Huia was written in the midst of the COVID-19 rāhui. This song was a free flow of thoughts. Life is too short to hold back your love.


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Callan James, an up and coming takatāpui Māori music artist wrote this song celebrating all the front line workers who worked tirelessly through the Aotearoa Alert Level 4 lockdowns and connecting with each other.

Callan James

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In Anahera, Rei sings and raps about a lover who has restored his faith in love. Anahera means 'angel' and this metaphor is referenced throughout his kupu.


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Rākai Whauwhau's debut single 'Aroha' was composed to express the love he has for his two daughters and also his family and māoritanga.

Rākai Whauwhau

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‘Kapakapa’ feat. Kings is a fluid union of Te Reo Māori and English language vocals, modern hip-hop / beats and vintage synthesiser soul

Louis Baker

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Te Aroha Mauroa

MOHI (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa) released his second single 'Te Aroha Mauroa' from his EP 'Moments'.


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Isle of View

'Isle of View' feat. Rani Blake is a 100% te reo Māori song about being there for your friend when they get their heart broken.

Swizl Jager

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'Taera’ as the first release from Preservation of Scenery deliberately showcases Rob Ruha's mother tongue first and foremost, a tribute to his commitment to Te Reo Māori.

Rob Ruha

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Te Iho

Using te reo Māori, modern hip-hop production, powerful 808 bass and hard-hitting drums, Byllie-jean and AJA share their collaborative work 'Te Iho' - meaning 'the essence'

AJA • Byllie-jean

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Ōku Rā

Tomorrow People released a waiata to acknowledge and raise awareness for Māori military personnel who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Tomorrow People

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Baby Beat

Musical husband and wife duo Aro released their single Baby Beat, celebrating the arrival of their first child.


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26-year-old māmā Te Amohaere “Haana” Jefferies (Te Whakatōhea, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Maniapoto) encourages rangatahi to “hold fast to their identity” in her debut single hit Tāngia.


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