If there’s one thing listeners have come to expect of Y$O (Young & Slept On) it’s not to expect anything. A collective of talented and exceptional creatives, Y$O are notorious for subverting mainstream expectations, instead choosing to express their artistry and creativity their way. Y$O members Sam V, JARNA and Aidan Fine are set to […]
If it's one thing Hip Hop collective SWIDT know how to do, is make a damn good hype track.
Aigagalefili Fepulea'i-Tapua'i features in High Tide Don't Hide, a Kiwi documentary about New Zealand teenage climate activists.
Showcasing the best of what Pasifika talent has to offer, Hollywood action hero Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson hand-picked a number of local actors from Aotearoa to star in the sitcom about his life. Soana Aholelei has this story.
Shepherds Reign celebrated Samoan Language Week this week with prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility.
San Francisco Opera has released a new 15-minute documentary on Pene Pati, Kiwi-Samoan operatic tenor and one third of popular operatic trio SOL3 MIO. It was like growing up in the Von Trapp family from “The Sound of Music:” Performance was simply a part of life for tenor Pene Pati. For as long as […]
Leroy Matafeo had always been surrounded by music. Adopting the moniker DHEM (pronounced DEM), the Niuean/Samoan producer has become a certified beat-maker.
Kiwi-Tongan artist SWISS and Kiwi-Samoan artist TREE have released their highly anticipated EP. The husband and wife duo joined forces for ‘Mr & Mrs’, a six-track EP that honours the journey of their love. From Polynesian-Reggae to R&B and Urban Soul, the EP features both hit singles ‘Me And You’ and ‘Even If’. The project […]
The Wāhine Toa Siva Afi group have one goal in mind and that is to encourage, educate and empower our Pasifika women to take up the siva afi/fire knife dance art form. Although it is predominately a male-dominated sport, the Samoan history reveals that the war club, or the nifo oti, used by the siva afi dancers belongs to a Samoan Goddess named Nafanua. The birth of the siva afi concept was created by Chief Letuli in 1946, where he added flames on both sides of the nifo oti. Ann-Tauilo Motuga got the chance to see the Wāhine Toa Siva Afi group in action at a recent event in Māngere, South Auckland.