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Street Chant Take Home The Taite Music Prize 2017 For 'Hauora'

Street Chant Take Home The Taite Music Prize 2017 For 'Hauora'

Wednesday 19th April, 2017 10:23AM

Auckland trio Street Chant have been revealed as the winners of the Taite Music Prize for their sophomore record Hauora, which was released last year via Arch Hill. The prestigious award comes with a $10,000 cash prize along with a chunk of recording time at Red Bull Studios, a year's supply of Red Bull product as well as a year's supply of Corona.

Named after the late music journalist Dylan Taite, the prize aims to recognise creativity and innovation for an entire collection of music contained on one album. The winner is selected by a judging panel who chose Hauora from a shortlist of eight albums that saw Street Chant's record go head-to-head with excellent offerings from Lontalius, Shayne P Carter, Pacific Heights, Aaradhna, Leisure, Lawrence Arabia, and Hopetoun Brown.

The prize-giving ceremony, which took place at Auckland's Wintergarden, also saw Auckland alt-pop Merk received the newly minted Best Independent Debut Award for his debut album Swordfish. And, as announced late last month, The Clean received the Independent Music NZ Classic Record Award  for their landmark 1982 EP Boodle Boodle Boodle.

Stream Hauora in full below...


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