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New music: Smile – MAL

New Zealand based music artist MAL proudly presents ‘Smile’, the acoustic soul single off his self-titled album  –   “MAL #musicandlife” ‘Smile’ illustrates the love of music and the love of people. It speaks about happiness and love between people.  The single features one of MAL’s finest vocal and acoustic guitar performances ever captured. A well structured […]

Review: Afakasi Woman a powerful and transformative read

2019 has seen the release of a number of Pasifika films, short films and literature. Take Home Pay, For My Father’s Kingdom, Mophead, Crafting Aotearoa and more – the demand for Pacific and indigenous stories has grown exponentially. So too has the need for Pacific storytellers to create and tell their own narratives, and for […]

Mana Moana dance group to make their debut at the World Youth Forum

'Pou', a Pasifika contemporary piece choreographed by Samoan dancer Xavier Breed, has been selected to be performed at the World Youth Forum in Egypt.

Samoan storyteller Torisse Laulu to screen new online doco series ‘Faces of Oceania’

By Alice Lolohea With Indigenous and marginalised communities bearing the brunt of negative coverage in mainstream media, the online world has given Māori and Pasifika people agency to control their own portrayals and counteract these damaging narratives. And with the rise of new digital story tellers, 25-year-old Torisse Laulu has helped grow Plantation Conversations, an […]

Elei Dance empowering Samoan girls through siva Samoa

Finding a safe space to learn about your culture can be hard to come by, but a group in Auckland is impacting on Samoan girls across the region by empowering them through siva Samoa. Called Elei Dance, the group offers a free 8 week course culminating with a fiafia night.

TP+ Talanoa with Melbourne rap group HP BOYZ

After their meteoric rise to stardom in the Trans-Tasman hip hop game, Hampton Park's finest have graced New Zealand's shores with their first ever international tour.Singles like Bad and Bouj, Engineers and BluePrint have seen these boys play sold-out venues across the country. Nayte Mataia-Davidson chats with HP Boyz in studio.

Church & AP’s debut album a playground of sound

By Alice Lolohea It’d be easy for up-and-coming artists to ride overused trends or play it safe. But with the release of their first album TEETH, Auckland rap duo Church & AP are perfectly aware of their growing abilities as artists and are willing to experiment as much as possible. An eclectic meld of ideas […]

SOL3 MIO’s Moses Mackay sings Tarakihi + O Sole Mio

Moses Mackay sings Māori folk song Tarakihi and Neapolitan song O Sole Mio at the SunPix Pacific Peoples Awards 2019. #SunPixAwards2019