Toni Huata certainly has been busy! She has launched a new website www.tonihuata.com and been back in the studio recording new waiata and remixing favourite tracks with producer Paddy Free and friends. The new 15 track album is called TE RERENGA - THE JOURNEY starting with single He Tangata to Iwi Radio from June 5th! Look out for teasers of every track when the new website goes live!
She has also teamed up again with award winning Penn Productions now known as Motion Valley to bring you 5 new music videos. The plan is to bring new waiata and music videos every month with all release updates will be on Toni's website.
WAIORA featured Toni and actress Oribe Maipi and has a special filmic quality with a story based on rejuvenation of the water.
Toni’s Iwi radio hit, TAHURI MAI features two amazing actors John Ulu Va'a and Mariarangi Carkeek. The waiata is about young love.
June 15, Wellington (rain day 16)
5.30pm – Recut 2018, Civic Square, Wellington. Toni will be performing AIO, https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/recut-n-matariki-ki-p-neke-2018/wellington
June 16, Wellington
6pm - Ngāti Porou Matariki Ball - Preview performance of Te Rerenga songs, The Pines,
June 15, Hastings
5pm - (performance invitation) Kahungunu Matariki, Flaxmere Park, https://www.facebook.com/Matariki-Festival-Heretaunga-Flaxmere-992507467491947/
June 16, Napier
5pm - (performance invitation) Kahungunu Matariki, Napier Sound Shell,
June 29, Wellington (rain day 30th)
6 - 10pm - AHI KAA ki Poneke 2018 (new event) Wharewaka to Te Papa stages, Opens at Lagoon - Toni performs Matariki song at opening and later on Reo Ora and Electronica Stages - Previews songs from Te Rerenga. Ahi Kaa, Olins Plaza, Wellington Waterfront, https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/ahi-k-matariki-ki-p-neke-2018/wellington
July 5, Wellington
7pm – 20th Gold Awards, Performs Aio at opening (with video debut), TSB Arena, https://goldawards.co.nz/event+details+%26+tickets?src=nav
July 6, Auckland
6pm - He Wiki Kiriata Māori - Screening of AIO and performance of songs from Te Rerenga,
July 7, Wellington (rain day July 8th)
6.30-6.40pm - Matariki Sky Light Show 2018 (fireworks instead of Nov 5 now) broadcast on More FM and The Breeze soundtrack with excerpts of Toni's songs Matariki, E Nga Reo, Hā, Te Rerenga Tākitimu, Te Kākano, AIO, Arise during fireworks. https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/wellington-sky-show-matariki-ki-p-neke-2018/wellington
Not to mention the countdown to Māori Music Month and Māori Language Week for the album launch of TE RERENGA with the announcement of performances in Hastings and Wellington closer to the time.