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VPMA16 Finalists: Tomorrow People

The Vodafone Pacific Music Awards are on Thursday 9 June 2016. Tomorrow People have been nominated for two awards at the VPMA16. Soana K-Aholelei with the story…

Behind the scenes of Samoa’s first ever feature film, The Orator (O Le Tulafale)

O le Tulafale (The Orator), directed by Tusi Tamasese, is the title of the first ever Samoan feature film.  The Orator premiered at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival last month and opened in NZ cinemas last week.

Pacific Music awards finds sponsor

It’s three weeks out from the Pacific Music awards and a sponsor has come to the rescue. Pasifika proud is a family and community service that’s a perfect fit for the event.

Tribute performance to HM Queen Sālote Tupou III – PMA19

Special tribute honouring Her Majesty Queen Sālote Tupou III by Rewaken, John Pulu, Tongan Creatives and Lomipeau Aotearoa

Adeaze’s new album dedicated to their mother

Just in time for Mother’s Day is a new single and album from Adeaze, dedicated to their late mother.

VPMA18: John Pulu’s finest moments

Tagata Pasifika's John Pulu in all his glory at the Vodafone Pacific Music Awards! Including that spot-on impression by Nainz from Adeaze...

Pacific artist Fatu Feu’u

Artist Fatu Feu’u is a pioneer in the Pacific arts with work spanning more than two decades. It is no surprise that a new book has been published covering his life and work.

Tagata Pasifika Special: Tuvaluan artists take over Invercargill

Fafine Niutao I Aotearoa is an arts collective of Tuvaluan women who are master artists of traditional Tuvaluan art forms (kolose, fafetu, weaving). Part of their mission to keep their art forms alive, they recently toured their exhibition to Invercargill, where the locals instantly fell in love with them.

Team Dynamite return to the fold with new single, ‘Who?’

Having enjoyed a short hiatus from their collective banner, Team Dynamite made their return to the NZ Music scene with their latest single ‘Who?’ Teaming up with prolific Niuean lyricist Diggy Dupé, this combative yet insightful single leaves you in anticipation for the rest of their upcoming LP, #RespectTheProcess. We spoke to HazBeats and Tony […]