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Maisey Rika Wins Best Maori Album

At last week’s New Zealand Music Awards, Maisey Rika took home “Best Maori Album” for “Whitiora” – congrats Maisey! – and we were stoked to check out all the nominees in the category. …read more »

Aboriginal Performance Series at PuSh Festival

Vancouver’s PuSh Festival is celebrating its 9th year as one of the city’s signature events. Every year The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents both contemporary performances from leading Canadian artists and develops new works for the stage.
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VIDEO: The Trio Gang – “Rolling in the Deep”

The Trio Gang are three young Maori women –  Ngakiri Kershaw, Renee Rangikataua and Mere Arihi Pipitakoko – who recently began uploading their renditions of cover songs to Facebook and YouTube. The three part harmonies, with just the accompaniment of one acoustic guitar, are striking and charming. I’m reminded that it doesn’t take much for artists to shine. …read more »