Wednesday, 30 May 2018

TE WHAKAPUTANGA O NGĀ KAIWHIRIWHIRI MŌ TE TOHU APRA MAIOHA 2018

KA KATI NGĀ TĀPAE WHAKAURU A TE TAITE 31 O MEI

 

Ka whakanuia te tohu APRA Maioha i ngā mahi tito waiata Māori o wēnei rā. Ka whakahōnoretia hoki ngā kaitito ka whakaputaina wā rātau kōrero mā te reo ake o Te Ao Māori.

I tuku tuatahitia atu te Tohu APRA Maioha i te tau 2003. I whakatūria hoki te hai whakanui i te kairangi o ngā titonga waiata Māori, hei whakaawe i ngā kaitito Māori ki te tūhura, ki te whakapuaki hoki i tō rātou Māoritanga mā te waiata, ki te whakakake hoki i te rongo o ngā waiata reo Māori ki Aotearoa whānui.

Mai i taua wā, kua tau a Te Ngore – te pakoko nā Brian Flintoff i whakairo - ki roto ki ngā ringa o wētahi o ngā kaitito waiata tino toa o Aotearoa; pērā i a Ngahiwi Apanui - te tangata i whakawhiwhia tuatahitia ai ki te tohu - tae atu ki a Whirimako Black, ki a Ruia Aperahama, ki a Te Awanui Reeder, ki a Maisey Rika, ki a Rob Ruha, ki a Vince Harder rātou ko Troy Kingi, ko Stan Walker, ki ngā tāngata i whakawhiwhia ki te tohu inā tata nei anō hoki, ki a Alien Weaponry.

I te tukuhanga o Te Ngore i tētahi kaitito ki tētahi, ka mahara tātou he mana tō te puoro hei whakakotahi, hei taunaki, hei whakaako, hei whakakori, hei whakaahuru, hei whakamārama, hei whakaawe anō hoki i a tātou.

Ka riro i te toa o te Tohu Maioha a APRA te $3,000, ā, ko ia hei kaitieki mō Te Ngore, mō te tau kotahi.

Ka ora te ngākau ki te whakaputa i ngā kaiwhiriwhiri tokorima mō tēnei tau. He toki o te ao pūoro Māori te katoa: ko Darylene Rogers, Hinewehi Mohi, Kingi Kiriona rātau ko Tama Waipara.

 

Darylene Rogers

Ko Darylene Te Ringatohu Hōtaka matua mō Te Reo Irirangi o Ngāti Porou (tētahi o ngā reo irirangi ā-iwi pakeke rawa o te motu), he kaiarataki kapa haka, he mema hoki o te ohu waihanga kapa haka o Hikurangi Pāriha. Matatau ana aia ki te kōrero Māori, kua roa hoki wāna mahi i roto i ngā reo irirangi Māori, nā konā kua pakeke wōna taringa ki te waiata Māori pai.

Hinewehi Mohi

Kaiwaiata, tumu whakaputa hōtaka pouakawhakaata, kai kōkiri i te reo Māori, kaingākau o te tokomaha; inā hoki te roa o tōna rārangi tohu pūoro – ko Hinewehi Mohi tēnā. Atu i tōna ake reo waitī, kua rongonui hoki aia mō te whakatūtanga o te Raukatari Music Therapy Centre, he mema hoki aia o te poari o Te Mangai Pāho. I waiata i te waiata o te motu ki te kēmu Ō-pango ki Twickenham i te tau 1999, i te reo Māori anake, nā, ka riro hoki i aia Te Tohu Huānga o Niu Tīreni.

Kingi Kiriona

Kua puta tōna rongo hai kaiako kapa haka toa o te motu, hai kaitito waiata autaia hoki, nā ka eke aia ki te whiringa whāiti mō te APRA Maioha i te tau 2017 me tōna waiata a ‘Atua Whiowhio’: he whakamoetanga o te hip hop me te kapa haka. He kaiwhiwhiri hoki aia o te tohu Maioha i mua. He mātanga reo, he kaiwhakapāho, he mema hoki o te poari o Whakaata Māori.

Tama Waipara

I tīmata te tamaiti o Ōpōtiki a Tama Waipara i tōna ara pūoro ki te whakatangi pūtahoro; he whainga ako māna ki te kura pūoro New York’s Manhattan School of Music. Nā te aituā ki tōna māhuna ka whakatahangia te whai mātauranga ki konā mō te wā. Koina te wā ka tahuri aia ki te waiata me te tito waiata, nā kua kore hoki aia e kōpēke. He nui wōna kōpae waiata, nā, kua puta hoki aia i runga kōpae me ngā whakaaturanga a wētahi atu, hoi, kua tino puta tōna rongo hai ringatohu hōtaka-ā-whetiwara ki Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki Makaurau: te kaituitui i ngā whakaaturanga ka whai pānga ki te reo me te ao Māori ki te ngākau o te whetiwara. Inaianei, kua hoki ki tōna ūkaipō, ki te Tairāwhiti hai ringatohu whakaaturanga ki ngā whetiwara o Tūranganui-a-Kiwa.

 

JUDGES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 APRA MAIOHA AWARD

ENTRIES CLOSE ON THURSDAY 31 MAY - ENTER YOUR WAIATA HERE

 

The APRA Maioha Award recognises the art of contemporary Māori songwriting and honours composers who are telling their stories in the language of Te Ao Māori.

First awarded in 2003, the APRA Maioha award was created to celebrate excellence in popular Māori composition, to inspire Māori composers to explore and express their culture and to increase awareness of waiata in te reo Māori throughout Aotearoa.

Since then, Te Ngore - the Maioha award sculpture carved by Brian Flintoff - has passed through the hands of some of Aotearoa’s most respected songwriters;  from Ngahiwi Apanui - the inaugural recipient of the award - to Whirimako Black, Ruia Aperahama, Te Awanui Reeder, Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha, Vince Harder, Troy Kingi, Stan Walker, and to the most recent winners Alien Weaponry.

As Te Ngore passes from one composer to the next, it reminds us that music has the power to unite, bear witness, educate, agitate, comfort, illuminate and inspire us.

The winner of the APRA Maioha Award receives a $3,000 cash prize and is the guardian of Te Ngore for one year.

We are very pleased to announce the five judges for this year are a highly distinguished and accomplished members of the music community: Darylene Rogers, Hinewehi Mohi, Kingi Kiriona, and Tama Waipara.

Darylene Rogers

Darylene is head Program Director for Radio Ngāti Porou (one of the longest running iwi radio stations in the country), as well as being a kapa haka leader, and part of the creative/composition team for Hikurangi Pāriha. She is a fluent te reo speaker and has been involved in iwi radio for many years, with an ear for strong waiata.

Hinewehi Mohi

Singer, television producer, and Maori language advocate, Hinewehi Mohi has many admirers, and a long list of musical qualifications. Aside from her distinctive voice, she’s well known for founding the Raukatari Music Therapy Centre, being a member of the Te Mangai Paho board, singing the national anthem in te reo at the 1999 Twickenham All Blacks match, and as a Member of the NZ Order of Merit.

Kingi Kiriona

A famed kapa haka tutor and composer, Kingi Kiriona was a finalist for the 2017 APRA Maioha Award with his composition Atua Whiowhio blending hip hop and kapa haka, and has also previously judged the award. He is a Maori language consultant and broadcaster who is also a member of the Maori Television Board.

Tama Waipara

Opotiki-raised Tama Waipara began his music career as a clarinetist, studying at New York’s Manhattan School of Music, before a freak accident with a fuse box falling on his head meant he had to put aside the classical studies for a while. That’s when he took up singing and songwriting, and hasn’t looked back since. He has multiple albums to his name, along with guest appearances as part of many other recordings and live shows, but lately he’s made a name for himself programming the Auckland Arts Festival, weaving powerful works based around Maori language and heritage into the festival. He’s now returning to his roots on the East Coast in order to pursue a role in programming a festival in Gisborne.


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