2016 Waiata Maori Music Awards Winners

September 12th 2016
The Waiata Maori Music Awards seeks to develop, encourage and honour the achievements of outstanding traditional and contemporary musical compositions and performances annually.

The Waiata Māori Music Awards seeks to develop, encourage and honour the achievements of outstanding traditional and contemporary musical compositions and performances annually.

This is the most prestigious music awards ever to acknowledge our Māori composers.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 The Waiata Māori Music Awards who were announced in front of a packed house at the The Hastings Sports Centre on Friday night.

2016 Waiata Māori Music Awards Winners


The Best Māori Traditional Album - Rob Ruha ‘Pūmau'

The NZ Music Commission Best Māori Pop Album - Kirsten Te Rito ‘Āiotanga'

Radio Airplay Song of the year by a Māori Artist in Te Reo - Ranea ‘Tihei Mauri Ora'

Radio Airplay Song of the year by a Māori Artist - Six60 ‘White Lines'

The Best Music Video by a Māori Artist - Rei ‘Chiefs Speech

Emerging Rangatahi Artists - Toikitauri

Emerging Artist - Rootz Konekt

The Best Māori Urban Roots Album - Israel Starr ‘Through The Ages And Forever'

The Best Māori Songwriter - Rob Ruha

The Best Māori Male Solo Artist - Maaka Fiso

The Best Māori Female Solo Artist - Amba Holly

The Best Song by a Māori Artist - Rob Ruha ‘Paremata Mene'

 

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