Past Event20 May - 31 May 2021

Live on Screen at Britomart Station

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Britomart Station


Auckland Live - proud to be a part of Auckland UNESCO City of Music and NZ Music Month 2021 – invites you to the See.Do.Auckland pop-up to (re)discover some of the most talented musicians of Aotearoa, past and present, through a screen programme including music videos and short documentaries.

Watch Drax Project, Hollie Smith and Katchafire share their connection with Te Reo Māori in episodes of Waiata / Anthems; listen to Alien Weaponry performing Troy Kingi’s Mighty Invader at the 2020 APRA Silver Scroll Awards ceremony; and practice your NZ Sign Language skills by watching Merge NZ interpreting Anika Moa's Songs for Bubba.


Waiata / Anthems by Notable Pictures

Notable Pictures, in association with TVNZ, Raukatauri Productions, and Te Māngai Pāho present  Waiata / Anthems in which iconic music artists from around Aotearoa translate and record their songs in te reo Māori and share untold stories of fear and discovery along the way. Following on from the 2019 number-one album, Waiata / Anthems, these new stories celebrate te reo Māori through the power of waiata.

Featuring Drax Project, Katchafire’s Logan Bell, Bic Runga, Che Fu, MELODOWNZ, Annie Crummer, Hollie Smith, and Don McGlashan. Each episode tracks the artist’s path through the origin of their song to its translation and meaning, exploring how it came to be, and ending with a powerful live performance.

Waiata / Anthems is produced by champion of Māori music, Hinewehi Mohi, MNZM. In 1999, Hinewehi changed the nature of our relationship with the New Zealand national anthem when she performed it in te reo Māori at an All Blacks game. Today, Hinewehi continues to lead the charge for a bilingual music industry supporting artists to embrace te reo Māori in their work.

Waiata / Anthems streaming now on TVNZ OnDemand. Accompanied by live performance music videos on TVNZ’s YouTube.

  • EPISODE 1 | HOLLIE SMITH / DON McGLASHAN - Bathe in the River / Kōrukutia
  • EPISODE 2 | KATCHAFIRE – 100 / Karawhiua
  • EPISODE 3 | DRAX PROJECT - Tukituki Te Manawa
  • EPISODE 4 | BIC RUNGA - There is No Time / Kāore He Wā
  • EPISODE 5 | MELODOWNZ – Fine / Pai
  • EPISODE 6 | CHE FU – Fade Away / E Kore E Motu
  • EPISODE 7 | ANNIE CRUMMER – Ocean Moon / Hina Ki Tai

2020 APRA Silver Scroll Awards

The APRA Silver Scroll Awards celebrate New Zealand’s songwriters and composers. Each year, a selection of esteemed NZ artists perform their interpretations of each of the nominated songs.

  • Horomona Horo, Ariaa Tikao, Warren Warbrick, and Hinewehi Mohi
  • Mousey performs ‘In The Air’  by L.A.B.
  • Tiki Taane, Sam Trevethick and Nick Robinson (Shapeshifter), Darren Mathiassen (Hollie Smith, Shapeshifter, Kora) perform ‘M`atauranga (Rerenga)’ by Michael Norris
  • Delaney Davidson and The All-Girl Big Band perform ‘Glitter’ by Benee
  • Anika Moa, Anna Coddington, Hollie Smith, Julia Deans, Lauren Barus, and Tali Sheppard, aka The Wha Cups, performs ’Calling On’ by Weta
  • Disciple Pati performs ‘Don’t You Know Who I Am’ by Reb Fountain
  • Neil MacLeod performs  ‘Get The Devil Out’ by Nadia Reid
  • Tomorrow People perform ‘Kā Manu’ by Rob Ruha
  • Alien Weaponry perform 'Mighty Invader’ by Troy Kingi
  • ‘Slipping Away’ by Max Merritt, recorded throughout Aotearoa

Auckland Philarmonia Orchestra performs ‘For a Little Moment’ by Leonie Holmes

Leonie Holmes is a well-known, Auckland-based composer who writes for orchestra, chamber, choral, vocal and solo instruments. Recent works have been commissioned and/or performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, the BBC Singers, Ensemble Paladino, Aventa Ensemble Canada, Zephyr Wind Quintet, and the NZTrio. A considerable amount of her orchestral and chamber music has been released on CD. Leonie is currently a Senior Lecturer in Composition and Music Studies at the School of Music, University of Auckland.

For a Little Moment’ is a short work that takes its inspiration from Tessa Stephens’ poem Cycles, e.g.

And life is tasted on the tongue

For just a little moment

Then, time’s toll must be paid

Matter melts, dries to dust

Shimmers into nothing

Yet something.

Hint of a new dawn.

Anika Moa’s ‘ Songs for Bubbas’ NZ Sign Language interpreted by Merge NZ

  • 'Nga Ra O Te Wiki' by Anika Moa, interpreted by Deaf signer Marianne Spence
  • 'Animals in My Room' by Anika Moa, interpreted by Deaf signer Grace Covey
  • 'If I Had a Little Girl' by Anika Moa, interpreted by Deaf signer Grace Covey
  • 'Nana's Farm' by Anika Moa, interpreted by Deaf signer Grace Covey

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