He Pānuitanga Mō Te Rārangi Waiata Reo Māori Hou - Ngā Waiata Kairangi I Te Reo Māori.

June 18th 2021
From Saturday 19th June, a new chart will be added to the Official New Zealand Music Charts: Ngā Waiata Kairangi I Te Reo Māori O Te Rārangi 10 O Runga – the Official Top 10 Te Reo Māori Singles of the week.

Ngā Waiata Tekau - nui taioreore i te reo Māori mā te hoko, pāho ipurangi, reo irirangi anō hoki

Mai i te Rāhoroi 19 o Pipiri, ka tāpiritia he rārangi waiata hou ki Te Rārangi Waiata Motuhake o Aotearoa, arā, ko Ngā Waiata Kairangi I Te Reo Māori o Te Rārangi 10 o Runga o te wiki.

E āhei ai te eke ki Ngā Waiata Kairangi I Te Reo Māori o Te Rārangi 10 o Runga, me reo Māori ngā reo waiata. Ko te tikanga, kia 70% o ngā reo waiata i tētahi waiata kei roto i Te Reo Māori.

E tautokona ana tēnei rārangi e ngā kaiwaiata Māori huri i te motu tae noa ki te kaiwaiata, kaitito rongonui i te ao a Stan Walker (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Porou, Tūhoe, Ngā Pōtiki).

“Ka taea anake te wheako Māori, te hītori me te ahurea Māori te kōrero ki Te Reo Māori - ki te whakamāramahia ki Te Reo Pākeha, he whakaiti tērā” hei tā Walker.

“I ētahi wā inā  kōrero Pākeha ahau, me whai kupu Māori ahau i te mea kāore e taea e te reo Pākeha te whakaatu i tāku e hiahia ana kia kōrero.

“Ki te ngaro Te Reo Māori, ka ngaro hoki te Māoritanga. Me toiora, me whai hā tōku reo – kei noho noa ki ngā whata pukapuka kohikohi puehu mai ai.”

Hei tā Huia Hamon, kaitito, kaiwaiata (o Ngāti Porou) he mea whakahirahira te whakawhanake i tētahi rārangi waiata Māori hei whakatipu i te mōhio me te mātau ki te ahurea.

“Ko Te Reo Māori tētahi o ngā wāhanga o te whakatipuranga ki Aotearoa - nō te mea, ko te ingoa o te nuinga o ō tātou moana, awa, tāone anō hoki he Māori tonu! Ko te tō mai i ā tātou waiata māori kia tūmatawhānui, tētahi huarahi e pai ake ai te oranga o te ahurea kākano rua, ā, ka nui ake hoki te mōhio ki ō tātou kaiwaiata reo Māori taketake.”

Hei tā Rei, kaiwaiata hipihope toa (o Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia) he mea whakamīharo te kite i a Aotearoa auraki e kaha whakamahingia ana Te Reo Māori i roto i te ngahuru tau ki muri.

“He nui tonu ngā mahi kei mua i a tatou hei patu i te whakaturi ki tērā o te noho tangata whenua o te reo, ā, mā tētahi rārangi tōpu e whakanuia ana ngā waiata reo māori e taea ai tēnei āhuatanga – mā tēnā ka akiakihia ngā kaitohutohu hōtaka kia aro māi ki a tātau mahi.”

E whakapono ana a Paul Kennedy, kaiwhakarite rārangi waiata mō Recorded Music NZ, mā te rārangi hou e whitikina ai te whakarauoratanga o te reo e kitea ana i roto i ngā waiata hou a te hunga kaiwaiata taketake.

“He mea pai te kite kua huri te rāngai pūoro ki te tautoko i te hunga e tito ana, e rīkoata ana, e waihanga waiata reo Māori ana. Me kaha anō tā tātau whakatenatena i te hunga kaiwaiata e tito waiata ana i Te Reo Māori me te whakanui anō hoki i a rātau” tā Kennedy.

Hei tā te Kaiwhakahaere Mātua o Recorded Music a Damian Vaughan, ko te urunga mai o te rārangi hou he tohu pai o te ahunga whakamua o te rāngai pūoro.

“Nā te nui o ngā waiata e rīkoatangia ana ki Te Reo Maori te take i mana ai te hanga i tētahi rārangi motuhake, waihoki he tohu nui tērā e huri tonu ana, e panoni tonu ana te rāngai pūoro” tā Vaughan.

“Hei te wā e tūmatawhānui haere ana Te Reo Māori i Aotearoa, ka kaha anō hoki tō mātou tautoko i ngā mahi a te rāngai kia tauawhitia ai Te Ao Māori.”

Ka whakaputahia ngā Rārangi Waiata Motuhake o Aotearoa ia wiki, ā, ka taea hoki i konei. 

Ngā Kōrero mō Recorded Music New Zealand

He māngai nō te rāngai huakore a Recorded Music NZ, ā, he rōpu whakawhiwhi raihana rīkoata ki ngā kaiwaiata me ō rātou tohu. Ka whakawehea ōna rato kia toru ngā wāhanga matua. Mā te Kapa Mema e whakahaere ngā kaupapa mahi pēnei i Ngā Tohu Pūoro o Aotearoa, Te Rārangi Motuhake 40 o Runga o Aotearoa me te hōtaka pūtea mō ngā mahi pūoro.

Ko tā te wāhanga whakawhiwhi raihana o Recorded Music NZ he whakahaere i ngā mahi pāpaho, ngā raihana mō ngā whakaaturanga tūmatawhānui mā te kotahi atu, mā tana kaupapa tuitui rānei me APRA e kīa nei ko OneMusic. Ko tā te kapa Pro-Music he ū ki te whakahaumaru me te whakatairanga i ngā manako o ngā kaiwaiata me ngā tohu huri i te rāngai hopu oro ki Aotearoa. https://www.recordedmusic.co.nz/

Ngā Kōrero mō Te Rārangi

He mea whakaputa te rārangi i a Recorded Music New Zealand mai i ngā tatauranga kua kohia e RadioScope, he rōpu whakaemi raraunga. Mō ētahi atu korero e pā ana ki Te Rārangi Motuhake o Aotearoa, 40 o Runga, haere ki:

       www.nztop40.co.nz

       www.facebook.com/officialnzmusicchart

       www.twitter.com/officialnzchart

       www.instagram.com/officialnzmusicchart

The Official Charts track the following categories:

Ka mātakihia e ngā Rārangi Motuhake ngā wāhanga e whai ake nei:

-       Waiata Takitahi I Te Rārangi Motuhake 40 O Runga | Official Top 40 Singles

-       Kōpaki I Te Rārangi Motuhake 40 O Runga | Official Top 40 Albums

-       Waiata Takitahi, Wera Rawa 40 | Hot 40 Singles

-       Waiata Takitahi, Wera Rawa 20 O Aotearoa | Hot 20 NZ Singles

-       Waiata I Te Rārangi Waiata Takitahi Motuhake 20 O Aotearoa | Official Top 20 NZ Singles

-       Kōpaki I Te Rārangi Kōpaki Motuhake 20 O Aotearoa | Official Top 20 NZ Albums

-       Ngā Waiata Kairangi I Te Reo Māori O Te Rārangi 10 O Runga | Top 10 Te Reo Māori Singles         

He mea whakaputa nā Pead mā Recorded Music New Zealand.

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Announcing new Te Reo Māori Music Chart - Ngā Waiata Kairangi I Te Reo Māori

In order to be eligible for the Official Te Reo Māori Top 10 chart, vocals must be performed primarily in te reo Māori. A general rule is that at least 70% of all the vocals on a track will be in te reo to be considered.

The new chart is supported by Māori musicians across the country including internationally acclaimed singer songwriter Stan Walker (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Porou, Tūhoe and Ngā Pōtiki). 

“I can only explain the Māori experience, history and culture through te reo – to explain it in English is to diminish it,” says Walker.

“Often when I talk in English, I need to switch to a te reo word as there is no English word to capture exactly what I want to say.

“If te reo is lost, to be Māori is lost. My language must be a living, breathing organ – not a dusty, unread book in a library.” 

Singer/songwriter Huia Hamon (Ngāti Porou) says the development of a te reo Māori Chart is vital for cultural awareness and understanding.

“Te reo Māori music is part of all of our upbringing in Aotearoa – after all, the names of most of our lakes, rivers and towns are in te reo Māori! Bringing our te reo Māori music into the spotlight is a way to further enhance our bilingual culture and bring more awareness to our native language musicians."

Award-winning hip hop artist Rei (Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Huia) says it’s great to see mainstream Aotearoa using more and more te reo Māori over the last decade.

“There's still a lot of work to do as we move past this current period of tokenism into one of normalisation, and an integrated chart highlighting te reo music will help achieve this – forcing program directors to take more notice of what we're doing."

Recorded Music NZ Chart Compiler Paul Kennedy believes the new chart will help to shine a light on the resurgence of te reo being seen in newly released music from local musicians.

“It’s encouraging to see the shift of the music industry towards supporting those who are writing, recording and producing waiata Māori. We need to continue championing musicians who create music in te reo Māori and recognise their achievements,” says Kennedy.

Recorded Music CEO Damian Vaughan says the introduction of the new chart is a healthy indicator of where the music industry as a whole is heading.

“The fact that there are enough new waiata being recorded in te reo Māori to warrant the creation of a standalone chart is evidence that the industry is evolving and changing,” says Vaughan.

“As te reo Māori continues to become more mainstream in Aotearoa, we will continue to support the efforts of the industry to embrace Te Ao Māori.”

The Official New Zealand Music Charts | Te Papa Tātai Waiata Matua O Aotearoa are released weekly and can be found here.

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About Recorded Music New Zealand
Recorded Music NZ is a non-profit industry representation and licensing organisation for recording artists and their labels. It divides its services into three main areas. The Member Services team delivers projects including the Aotearoa Music Awards, the weekly Official NZ Top40 Charts and the Music Grants programme.

Recorded Music NZ’s licensing division administers broadcast and public performance licensing either directly or through its joint initiative with APRA called OneMusic. The Pro-Music team is dedicated to protecting and promoting the interests of artists and labels across the New Zealand recording industry. https://www.recordedmusic.co.nz/

About the Chart:
The Chart is produced by Recorded Music New Zealand from statistics gathered from data collection agency RadioScope. For more information on the Official NZ Top40 Chart, please see:

       www.nztop40.co.nz

       www.facebook.com/officialnzmusicchart

       www.twitter.com/officialnzchart

       www.instagram.com/officialnzmusicchart

The Official Charts track the following categories:

-       Waiata Takitahi I Te Rārangi Motuhake 40 O Runga | Official Top 40 Singles

-       Kōpaki I Te Rārangi Motuhake 40 O Runga | Official Top 40 Albums

-       Waiata Takitahi, Wera Rawa 40 | Hot 40 Singles

-       Waiata Takitahi, Wera Rawa 20 O Aotearoa | Hot 20 NZ Singles

-       Waiata I Te Rārangi Waiata Takitahi Motuhake 20 O Aotearoa | Official Top 20 NZ Singles

-       Kōpaki I Te Rārangi Kōpaki Motuhake 20 O Aotearoa | Official Top 20 NZ Albums

-       Ngā Waiata Kairangi I Te Reo Māori O Te Rārangi 10 O Runga | Top 10 Te Reo Māori Singles         

 

Issued for Recorded Music New Zealand by Pead


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