A one-night extravaganza of great songs and sing-alongs

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The best way to learn a language is through song. For one special night only, join the finest singers in Aotearoa as they turn up the volume, open their kete and share the joy and aroha of music and te reo Māori.

For the centrepiece event of Auckland Arts Festival and part of the Festival's Toitū Te Reo, strand we've brought together a line-up of New Zealand's top musicians, including Stan Walker, Annie Crummer, Hinewehi Mohi, Moana Maniapoto, Maisey Rika, Rob Ruha, Tami Neilson, Seth Haapu, Maimoa, Whirimako Black, and many more.

Celebrate our Māori language with an unforgettable evening of stars, songs and sing-along.

Creative Director Tama Waipara and performer Annie Crummer talk to RNZ National's Kirsten Johnstone about the kaupapa behind Tōku Reo Waiata. Listen here

Tōku Reo Waiata host and Toitū Te Reo ambassador Stacey Morrison talks to the New Zealand Herald. Read the interview here 

Hinewehi Mohi and Whirimako Black talk to RNZ National's Nine to Noon programme about Tōku Reo Waiata. Listen here

Read an interview with Hinewehi Mohi, Moana Maniapoto and Tami Neilson on Villainesse here


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Creative Director Tama Waipara
Performers include
Stan Walker
Annie Crummer
Hinewehi Mohi
Moana Maniapoto
Maisey Rika
Rob Ruha
Tami Neilson
Seth Haapu
Whirimako Black

Image: Raymond Sagapolutele

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