Waiata Maori Music Awards Finalists 2013

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16 Finalists have been selected across 9 categories in the open section of this years National Waiata Maori Music Awards. There are a further 3 recipients in the nominated section of the awards. Waiata Magazine profile the finalists, and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Hawkes Bay Opera House in Hastings, September 13.

Open Section:

Best Maori Traditional Album, Te Reo Maori

1. Maisey Rika (Whitiora)

2.Toni Hauata (Hopukia)

3. Rim D Paul (Waiata, Wairua, Waiora)

4. Ngatapa Black (I Muri Ahiahi)


Best Maori Urban Rap/Hip Hop/RnB Album

1. Pieter T (Completion)

2. Tupoutahi Winitana (Hono Tatai)

3. Mihirangi (Somebody Shake The Tree)

4. Catherine Tunks (Rawahai)


Best Maori Urban Roots album

1. Soljah (Aotearoa)

2. K/Line (K2Ts)

3. Awa (Heartbeat)


Best Maori Pop Album

1. Maisey Rika (Whitiora)

2.Toni Hauata (Hopukia)

3. Ariana Tikao (From Dust to Light)

4. Ahorangi Winitana (Ahorangi)


Best Maori Male Solo Artist

1. Pieter T

2. Rim D Paul

3. Tupoutahi Winitana

4. Awanui Reeder


Best Maori Female Solo Artist

1. Maisey Rika

2. Toni Huata

3. Ariana Tikao

4. Ahorangi Winitana


Best Song by a Maori Artist

1. Maisey Rika (Tangaroa Whakamautai)

2. Sons Of Zion (Tell Her)

3. Ahorangi Winitana (Ao Rangirua)

4. Tupoutahi Winitana (Hono Tatai)


Best Music Video By a Maori Artist

1. Aotearoa Reggae All Stars/Mark Arona (Sensitive to a Smile)

2. Tomorrow People/Mark Arona (Soljah Feeling Remix)

3. Maisey Rika (Tangaroa)


Best Maori Songwriter

1. Maisey Rika

2. Sons Of Zion

3. Ahorangi Winitana

4. Tupoutahi Winitana


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