Journey into the mind of one of New Zealand's finest musical talents with this celebration of new waiata.

AAF is proud to preview TE KATOA, the latest album from Tama Waipara – composer, performer and artist – and the long-awaited follow-up to his acclaimed Fill Up the Silence (2013).

Presenting an eclectic array of kaupapa-based, reo Māori-enriched, kāinga-informed musical sophistication with longtime New York-based co-writer and producer Aaron Nevezie, TE KATOA features collaborations with Maisey Rika and composers Taharakau Stewart, Teina Moetara, Tweedie Waititi and Petera Hakiwai. At once lush, meditative, rhythmic and irreverent, it’s a stirring expression of lived experience and inherited narratives; waiata that are formed from exploration of whakapapa and legacy.

“Sophisticated songs and soaring vocals.” — Time Out New York

“[A] triumph of the senses.” — Blues and Soul UK

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Last updated: 16 November 2022