Waiata Anthems relies on reo challenge

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Get ready for a special episode of Waiata Anthems.

Get ready for a special episode of Waiata Anthems.

Kaupapa co-founder Dame Hinewehi Mohi said this year’s recordings will build on the legacy of the 1972 Maori language petition with 20 new waiata due for release on September 2.

Artist features include Rob Ruha, Coterie, Ladi6, Drax Project, Solo3 Mio, Pacific Heights with Stan Walker & Crete, Ria Hall and others.

There’s also a documentary series featuring Lorde and Tim Finn, Kora and Barnaby Weir, and new voices in the world of pop music, Mikey Dam and Paige delving into te ao Māori, te reo me ngā tikanga Māori at through Waiata.

Waiata Anthems Week releases will coincide with a social media wero/challenge to celebrate and encourage the revitalization of te reo Māori on a large scale, with people invited to share on social media how they are integrating waiata into their daily lives. .

Since its inception in 2019, the Waiata Anthems movement has supported the production and release of 100 new waiata and contributed to the massive groundswell of waiata reo Māori streaming and broadcasting.


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