Join us on Friday July 2 at the Civic Theatre in Auckland and witness te mana o te wāhine nō Aotearoa through song and performance in celebration of Matariki.
For many, Matariki is a time to gather together and remember those who have gone before, and the legacy they leave. TUAWAHINE will honour the country’s korokoro tūī who have carved a path helping to create one of the most vibrant and diverse musical communities in the world. It also seeks to shine a light on some of our beloved contemporary artists with household names, performing alongside exciting new and emerging acts.
TUAWAHINE is part of the 2021 Auckland Live Cabaret Season, taking over The Civic from June 19 – July 4.
Handpicked by the music director of TUAWAHINE and one of our leading musical forces, singer and songwriter, Ria Hall; the line-up includes Anika Moa, Annie Crummer, Georgia Lines, Paige, and Tami Neilson.
“I am so excited to be involved with TUAWAHINE,” says music director, Ria Hall.
“To have such an eclectic, diverse range of women who represent their respective genres, voices and communities is at the forefront of what this night represents.
Matariki provides us with a unique opportunity to reflect on what has gone before, in order to focus on what lies ahead and how we can create and effect positive shifts for our betterment. TUAWAHINE encompasses all of these aspects and showcases the power of a collective voice, through the power of wāhine.”
Ria Hall has selected the artists for the TUAWAHINE line-up, with local legends Anika Moa, Annie Crummer and Tami Neilsonbringing their power to the stage.
“I cannot wait to share the stage with a group of my favourite artists and beautiful friends. This will be such a special celebration of our incredibly talented Wāhine!”- Tami Neilson.
Tami Neilson, Anika Moa and Annie Crummer will be joined by some of Aotearoa’s hottest new vocal talents - Georgia Lines and Paige.
“I am really looking forward to performing at the beautiful Civic Theatre for TUAWAHINE to celebrate Matariki. It’s a real honour to play alongside such iconic New Zealand artists,” says Paige.
Get ready for a night of re-imagined classics, current hits and iconic covers delivered by this unique combination of artists as they, in turn, take the lead or support their Tuawahine peers to deliver an unprecedented display of the power of music and the strength of the feminine.
“I wanted to explore and navigate an enticing cross section of the music industry and bring them together in a mana-enhancing, collaborative and supportive way,” says Hall.
“As artists, this doesn’t happen as often as we’d like, for one reason or another. However, TUAWAHINE has opened the doors for the worlds of pop, blues, reggae, folk and te reo Māori to collide and unite under a common Kaupapa in the most cohesive and interesting way.”
“Expect to be transported into a space where all things are possible if we allow the opportunity to thrive!”
Don’t miss Anika Moa, Annie Crummer, Georgia Lines, Paige and Tami Neilson, together for one night only in this truly special event on the Matariki calendar for Auckland Live on July 2, 2021.
Visit aucklandlive.co.nz to see the full Auckland Live Cabaret Season line-up that has just been revealed.
Auckland Live presents… TUAWAHINE
Anika Moa, Annie Crummer, Georgia Lines, Paige, Tami Neilson
Musically directed by Ria Hall
Friday July 2
The Civic Theatre, Auckland
Tickets are on sale at 9.00am Tuesday May 18 from Auckland Live