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Celebrated singer songwriter Moana Maniapoto (Sol de Sully) is joined by her sister Trina, Pitch Black’s Paddy Free and Karlos Tunks Saunders in a heartfelt tribute to ‘moana’- the ocean - in ‘My Name is Moana’.

An Arts Laureate, Moana competed with 11,000 others to win the Grand Jury Prize of the International Songwriting Contest and has performed on stages all over the world including the Sydney Opera House – twice! Last year she was inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame.  

Where once upon a time her main inspiration came from fusing Pakeha western music with traditional Maori music, she now finds synergies between music from a range of cultures. Over the decades, ‘Moana and Tribe’ have performed and learned from First Nation people in the Arctic circle (Sami) and the Borneo rainforest, as well as performing in Taiwan, Korea, Russia, Hungary and the US. In this AOTNZ tour, her activism, which she refers to as ‘artivism’, focuses on the fundamental relationship that we have with ‘moana’ - the ocean.

“Reaching back to her musical and cultural roots, Moana crafts songs destined to get feet moving, hearts feeling and minds thinking.”



Wednesday 12 April 8pm Onekaka
The Mussel Inn
$25 presales/$30 at door if available
Book: Eventfinda

Thursday 13 April 8pm (dinner from 6) Mapua
The Playhouse Theatre
$25 Book: The Playhouse Theatre

Friday 14 April 7.30pm Hokitika
Old Lodge Theatre, 11 Revell St
$20 Book: Hokitika Regent Theatre

Sunday 16 April 7.30pm Geraldine
Town and Country Club
$25 Book: Louk Clothing (no eftpos)

Tuesday 18 April 7.30pm Alexandra
The Cellar Door
Adult $20, Supergold $15, Child $10
Book: Alexandra i-Site

Thursday 20 April 8pm Stewart Island
Community Centre
$25, $20 (Toi Rakiura members) Door sales
A Southland Arts Festival event

Friday 21 April 8pm Invercargill
SIT Centrestage Theatre
$25 , $15 (Student rush)
Book: Ticketdirect (Booking fees apply)
A Southland Arts Festival event

Saturday 22 April 7.30pm Karitane
Puketeraki Marae Apes Rd $20
Book: Kati Huirapa Runaka Office,121 Grimness St Karitane

Sunday 23 April 4pm Ashburton
Ashburton Trust Event Centre
$23 (fees apply)
Book: Box office or Ticket Direct

Monday 24 April 7pm Lincoln
The Laboratory
$20 Book: Eventfinda or at the Laboratory

Wednesday 26 April 8pm Upper Hutt
Expressions Arts Centre
$20 Book:

Thursday 27 April 8pm New Plymouth
Theatre Royal TSB Showplace
Table seat $35; Theatre seat $25, Student $20,
Table of 8 $200
Book: TSB Showplace box office, 0800 TICKETEK

Friday 28 April 8pm Taupo
The Playhouse 2 Matai St
$30 (includes dessert)
Book: Cosmic Ticketing

Sunday 30 April 8pm Onewhero
OSPA Theatre Hall Rd
$25 Book: River Traders Tuakau

Tuesday 2 May 7.30pm Kaitaia
Te Ahu Little Theatre
$20 Book: i-Site Kaitaia

Thursday 4 May 7.30pm, Coromandel Town
Coromandel Area School
$25 Book: Coromandel Information Centre

Friday 5 May 8pm Hamilton
Meteor Theatre

Saturday 6 May 7pm Opotiki
De Luxe Theatre
$20 Book: De Luxe Theatre, Travel Shop or door sales