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Moana’s nationwide tour set to reach The Meteor

Songs haunt us.

They remind us of where we’ve been and hint at where we are going… a bit like Ocean or Moana, that mysterious watery highway connecting our Pacific Islands and our people.

My Name is Moana is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the ocean led by respected Aotearoa singer/songwriter Moana – Art Laureate, inductee into the NZ Music Hall of Fame and 2019 Distinguished Alumni (University of Auckland). This show celebrates our relationship as New Zealanders to the ecean through a mixture of music, myth and personal anecdote.

An intimate, uplifting and often humorous experience, My Name is Moana includes garage party classics as well as those inspirational songs which have taken Moana and her ensemble musicians tour  30 countries.

“We have travelled to some of the most exotic places on the planet,” says Moana. “But the Arts on Tour New Zealand journey around our own beautiful country is an absolute privilege. It is a reminder too of the passion people have for reclaiming the health of our waterways.”

Independent Music NZ announced the 2019 recipient of the Classic Record, an award acknowledging New Zealand’s history of music albums that continue to inspire us and define who we are. This year’s judging panel recognised Moana and the Moahunters’ TAHI (Southside 1993) as one of Aotearoa’s classic records. Soings from TAHI will be ringing out from Twizel to Taranaki to Tauranga and everywhere in between.

Arts on Tour New Zealand audiences loved Moana and her fellow musicians when they toured in 2017. Heck, they loved them so much, some fans carried their own guitars and ukuleles to the show – and joined in.

Moana, Trina and Paddy return to Hamilton in May. They will be joined by Cadzow Cossar, one of NZ’s tastiest yet unsung musical heroes on guitar, as well as bass.

Moana and the Tribe will be playing for one night only at The Meteor Theatre on Thursday, 30 May at 7:30pm. Audiences are invited to come and share in an evening of stories, harmonies and entertainment in an intimate performance.

For full details and tickets visit http://themeteor.co.nz/event/arts-on-tour-my-name-is-moana/

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