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Black Katz invites you to experience ReVerbz ReVibez Aotearoa Nation: uplifting and heartfelt waiata composed by a passionate collective of wāhine Māori.

Black Katz are a kaupapa Māori collective of wāhine Māori artists who emerged from the Hapai Hapori Whānau of Flaxmere. Trail-blazers for kaupapa puoro waiata (songs of healing, freedom and revolution) from the 1970s through the ruamano (millenium), Black Katz were key players in the reclamation of a Māori world view through the revitalisation of contemporary original compositions in te reo Māori, English and other Indigenous cultures’ languages.

Black Katz ReVerbz ReVibez Aotearoa Nation is a performance of national significance, a collaboration between Ngātai Huata (Ngāti Kahungunu) a founding member and vocal director of Black Katz, musical director Whetū 'Chub' Renata (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou) and film and documentary maker Karen Sidney (Rongomaiwahine).


Haere mai rā kia rongo ai koutou ki ngā waiata a te kāhui wahine Māori nei , a Black Katz ReVerbz ReVibez Aotearoa Nation. He rōpū waiata nō ngā tau 70. Ko rātou tētehi o ngā rōpū tuatahi ki te whakatairanga i ngā waiata reo Māori, kei roto hoki i tēnei kapa ngā toki pēnei i a Ngātai Huata o Ngāti Kahungunu, otirā nānā anō hoki tēnei kapa i whakatū. Ko te nuinga o ngā wāhine nei, nō Te Mataua-Māui. Ko ngā mea ka kitea i te whakaaturanga nei, he puoro, he waiata, he pakipūmeka, ka mutu he whakaaturanga whakangahau.

Artistic Credits

Artist/Co-Producer/Vocalist: Ngatai Huata

Video artist/Co-Producer: Karen Sidney

Co-Producer: Howard McGuire

Musical Director: Whetū Chub Renata

Vocalists:

Mere Taylor-Tuiloma

Kataraina Pipi

Mere Arihi-Pipi-Takoko

Lesley Niania

Peggy Joe Price

Te Otinga O Ngā Mahi (Audrey) Hohaia

Band:

Guitar: Whetū Chub Renata

Bass: Peina Taituha

Sax / Keys: Jamey Ferguson

Keys: Daron MacDonald

Drums: Leyton Greening

Featured artists

Puoro: Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan

Violin: Elena

Geoffery Karena Fuimaono

Sam Manzanza


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Duration: 1 hr 30 mins includes interval

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