In celebration of Maori Language week Lake Hawea singer-songwriter Anna van Riel is giving away the first single from her soon-to-be-released Fishing for Stars.
An annual event, Maori language week in 2018 runs from September 10-16th.
“I’ve been growing my vocabulary in Te Reo Maori, shares Anna, and one of the best ways I learn is through song. Writing song in Maori has been as beneficial for my learning, as it has been for kids”, she laughs.
Haere Mai Song, Anna’s giveaway track, is one of 12 songs for kids to feature on her upcoming album Fishing For Stars, due out on December 1st.
Having received funding from NZ on Air has meant that Anna, along with several other Kiwi kids artist, has been able to create quality new music content for NZ tamariki.
“I wrote the song for Hawea kindergarten after my sons' teacher mentioned they’d love a new Haere Mai song to call the children to the mat. The song is fun, interactive and has actions so I think it’ll go down well’, says Anna.