Category Archives: News

Pacific Music Awards postponed to October

The Pacific Music Awards – NZ were set to be held on Wednesday 1st September. Unfortunately due to the Level 4 status of Auckland, the ceremony will be unable to go ahead as planned. The ceremony will now be postponed and held on Friday 8th October. The format of the event will be dependent on […]

Introducing the ‘Beatz Squad’ from Māngere Central School

Round 3 for 2021 of the Youth Mentoring Program with Māngere Central School and the hits just keep on coming! Over five weeks, Joseph, Reggae, Amaira and Destiny poured their hearts and souls into live performing on air, interviewing, learning to DJ, and writing and performing their own original track. Once again in collaboration with Rei and […]

Pacific Music Awards 2021 Finalists Announced

Last Thursday the Pacific Music Awards announced the finalists for 2021 at an event at The Alexander Café, Otara, Auckland. This year the Pacific Music Awards have a record 27 finalists across the 13 award categories, with soul sensation Tree leading the nominations. After the release of her self-produced debut album Mrs Tree, she has been nominated for […]

2 years since our last epic mission in Samoa. Big things coming soon!

It’s been 2 years since this epic mission of youth workshops, a concert & hit song creation with Australian soul/R&B group DTP over in Samoa. Stay tuned as we have something big in the making!…

Youth Mentoring Programme – ‘LAWS’ and Rei present ‘Navigators’

Introducing our second group of rangatahi from Mangere Central School ‘LAWS’. Award winning artist Rei jumped on board to lead an inspiring songwriting workshop and create a beat with the students to produce the original track ‘Navigators’. It’s an energetic track that celebrates the diverse backgrounds of all involved and pays tribute to the road […]

Tihei Harawira’s epic Freestyle on Samoa with ‘For The Ville Radio’

If you’ve been to any of the Auckland markets you might have seen this talented MC Tihei Harawira busking on the side. Give him any topic and he will drop an insane freestyle like this one about Samoa! On the show, he spoke with DJ Bass about his journey with music, his upcoming film and […]

SAVE THE DATE! Pacific Music Awards 2021 set for the 1st of September

The Pacific Music Awards Trust have announced that the 2021 Pacific Music Awards (PMA), will be held on Wednesday 1 September at the Vodafone Events Centre. Last year the Pacific Music Awards were proudly produced as an online presentation, on 3 October, honouring our amazing 2020 finalists, award recipients and Pacific music community.  The late awards presentation […]

NEXT Gen: Series 2 – Highlights

  Under a cloudless sky on the 20th of February at the wonderful Māngere Arts Centre, NEXT Gen brought together rising talents with established local artists to perform for their community, friends, and family. For the fresh talent of Spooky (Sylas through Ngā Rangatahi Toa and representing Mangere 275), LyREC (Rose, Eve and Cyprus of […]

WATCH The Pacific Music Awards – Saturday 7 October

The Pacific Music Awards will be shared as an online presentation this Saturday 3 October at 7pm (NZT). Watch the awards online at www.tpplus.co.nz or on the Tagata Pasifika Facebook page HERE A Tagata Pasifika special will be screened again on TV1 on Saturday 17 October, 9.30-11am. The 2020 Pacific Music Awards will feature live performances […]

WATCH Island Base Samoa Documentary Pt.2

Part 2 of the Island Base documentary, the crew are back in Samoa and this time with Australian soul/R&B artists DTP – Downtoplease. Continuing our mission to re-connect the sounds of the South Pacific. This trip is about re-connecting DTP with their homeland, school visits and finding new local talent through workshops… Damn did we find […]