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NRG Rising

Based In: New Zealand

Fresh, Female, Fun and Conscious Reggae from Aotearoa, New Zealand. NRG Rising was founded by Benita Tahuri, her two daughters, Anahera-Pono Tahuri-Whakatope and Honey Tahuri-Whakatope (proudly from the town of Wairoa on the East Coast of New Zealand’s North Island, and descended from the indigenous tribes of Ngāti Kahungunu and Tūhoe).

The 10 Best Indigenous Musical Moments of 2012

‘Tis the season for looking back on the year that was: reflecting on the highs and lows, and seeing what music moments stand out in our memories. It’s an interesting time for reflection, with all the hope and passion currently rising among our people, so let’s take a moment to reflect on the incredible Indigenous music that found its way to us in 2012. …read more »

APCMA Nominees 2012

At a press conference in Winnipeg this morning, the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award nominees were announced. Read the full list of nominees here. …read more »

VIDEO: NRG Rising – “From Darkness to Light”

NRG Rising, the New Zealand reggae band that features three powerful Maori women, performed at The Gathering of Nations over the weekend. For anyone not at Stage 49 of that legendary powwow, you can still groove with NRG via their brand new music video. …read more »