Te Rerenga

Announcing the release of Toni Huata’s 7th studio album

‘ Te Rerenga – The Journey ’

Māori Language Week 10-16 September 2018

Hot on the heels of a very busy Matariki season and Māori Music Month. Which not only saw Toni Huata performing new works throughout Aotearoa, but also the release of both her new video singles ‘AIO’ https://youtu.be/ZEFZaB54vjs and ‘WAIORA’ https://youtu.be/q2adlZAbEVY.

We are delighted to announce the upcoming release of Toni’s new album

‘ Te Rerenga – The Journey ’ 

This 16 track album, is a collaboration between Pitch Black producer Paddy Free and Toni, including a reunion with renowned composer Gareth Farr. This album will be heralded by the release of the albums third video single ‘HĀ’ and the whānau friendly event

TE RERENGA – He Reo Ora

- A night of Music, Kapahaka, Dance and Slam Poetry, in celebration of both Toni’s album release and Māori Language Week.

This stunning event will feature live performance from not only Toni Huata but also featuring performances from Te Kahu Rolleston, Timotimo, Te Kura Māori o Porirua, Brannigan Kaa, Horomona Horo, Te Kura o Ōtari and Toni’s other debut videos.  Taking place at 

 

‘Te Rerenga’ is about a journey. From the journey of our ancestors travelling from Hawaiki to Aotearoa; to journeys of family, relationship, friendship and reconnection; to reflection, love, identity & homeland; to my own personal health journey over the past 2 years. We were very lucky to be supported by Te Māngai Pāho for 5 music videos alongside this album and we thank all our whānau, cast and crew that were involved. We also thank all the musicians, composers and production team for the support creating this wonderful project. ‘Te Rerenga’ is a full array of genre from dub, ambient, world, dance, classical and soul. All the songs have their own story and it was particularly special to finally include ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and our Turakina version to the late Hone Tuwhare poem ‘Rain’ and Ka Tukua Koe – I Release You collaboration with Gareth Farr. We hope to inspire and rejuvenate through sharing these stories in the journey of ‘Te Rerenga’.

 

For more info please don’t hesitate to contact:

Vanessa Stacey

Vanessastaceyp.r@gmail.com

+64212101666