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    Floating images Illusion a highlight for Tāmaki Herenga Waka Festival

    The display will accompany performances by top Māori musicians; Maisey Rika, Louis Baker, Tomorrow People, Seth Haapu and his brother Caleb Haapu from Sons of Zion, Modern Māori Quartet, Brotherhood Musiq and Hinera O'Rourke and Caleb Kingi.

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    Shepherds Reign fans unaware of the bands diverse whakapapa

    South Auckland metal band Shepherds Reign continues to be called a Samoan band despite it having Māori band members. The video for their new single, Le Manu, performed in the Samoan language, has only reinforced the misconception. Online metal critic “Poss the Boss” proclaimed after hearing Le Manu, “Behold the power of Samoan/Polymetal!” YouTube user Erma Cardenas after seeing the music video says, “Samoan Island Metal.” Such sentiments are typical of the new fanbase that the band have created. Heavy Metal is a music genre often associated with Pākehā demographics despite having a large dedicated Polynesian following.

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    Fat Freddy's travel the world but home is always special

    For fifteen years now, Fat Freddys Drop have been touring Europe, but before heading there again in March, they have kicked off their Summer Record Tour in Aotearoa.  Mahina Hurkmans caught up with the band before their show at Wharepai Domain in Tauranga today.

  4. Video for Alien Weaponry work on their 2020 arsenal
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    Alien Weaponry work on their 2020 arsenal

    Te Reo Māori metal band, Alien Weaponry have recently returned home from their latest tour in Europe. The group incorporates te reo Māori,  whakataukī and Māori history in their music, a concept that has made European metal fans bang their heads and slap their chests.

  5. Video for Dennis Marsh honoured for lifetime of music and charity work
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    Dennis Marsh honoured for lifetime of music and charity work

    Legendary Māori country singer Dennis Marsh has ended his year on a high year after being named in the New Year’s Honours List today for his service to music and fundraising.

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    Māori Shepherds Reign band members proud of Samoan single

    The two Māori members of a polynesian band that have made a heavy metal remix of the Siva Tau, the famous haka performed by Manu Samoa before every game, say they are proud to have been involved in making the Samoan language track "Le Manu" for their band Shepherds Reign.

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    Polynesian metal group remix Siva Tau for Samoa measles victims

    South Auckland polynesian metal band Shepherds Reign have released a new single dedicated to measles victims in Samoa, taking the Siva Tau, the famous haka performed by Manu Samoa before every game, and remixing it heavy metal style.

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    L.A.B set to release a new album

    The popular band L.A.B is set to launch their third Album in three years this Friday. This morning we caught up with L.A.B’s lead singer Joel Shadbolt to talk about the album, and their up and coming tour.

  9. Video for Ngāti Hine musician seeks to inspire rangatahi
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    Ngāti Hine musician seeks to inspire rangatahi

    Young Māori musician Huia-Moana Shortland (Ngati Hine, Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Te Rangi) is taking te reo to new spaces. The 2020 Global Mutual Theme video for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been launched and their song was translated into Māori for the first time. Selected out of thousands of applicants, Shortland had the honour of performing the song for their global audience.

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    LAB finalist at Vodafone Music Awards

    The country's top musicians will be celebrating their achievements at tonights Vodafone Music Awards here in Auckland. More than forty musicians are up for an award and among the many is all-rounder popular Bay of Plenty band LAB.

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