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Finalists Announced For Best Māori Artist and Mana Reo Awards - Aotearoa Music Awards 2024

Finalists Announced For Best Māori Artist and Mana Reo Awards - Aotearoa Music Awards 2024

Chris Cudby / Image: double finalists MOHI & Jordyn with a Why / Wednesday 17th April, 2024 11:32AM

The finalists have been revealed for the 2024 Best Māori Artist and Mana Reo awards, to be presented at the Aotearoa Music Awards ceremony at Tāmaki Makaurau's Viaduct Events Centre on 30th May. The Mana Reo award recognises recordings with at least 50% te reo Māori content, while Best Māori Artist has received the new te reo translated title Te Māngai Pāho Te Manu Taki Māori o te Tau, with both categories celebrating "artists whose music reflects a unique Māori identity and / or is an expression of te ao Māori". Raise a glass to today's finalists — doubly represented by Jordyn with a Why, MOHI, Stan Walker, TAWAZ and Tuari Brothers — and stay tuned for even more AMA shortlist announcements tomorrow...

Mana Reo Finalists:

COTERIE (Te Aupōuri, Ngāpuhi & Ngāi Te Rangi)
Jordyn with a Why (Tainui Āwhiro, Mulifanua Lalovi, Falelatai & Vaimoso)
MOHI (He maramara nō Rāhiri, nō Te Tai Tokerau whānui. Tauranga Moana, Tauranga Tāngata, he Ngāti Tapu ahau. Nā Kahungunu, nā Te Wairoa nōki)
Stan Walker (Ngai Tūhoe, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Pūkenga, Tūhourangi Ngāti Wāhiao, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Whakaue, Ngāti Porou, Ngai Tahu & Ngāpuhi)
TAWAZ (Ngāti Rangitāne)
Tuari Brothers (Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāi Tuhoe)

Te Manu Taki Māori o te Tau Finalists:

Jordyn with a Why
Rei (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Huia)
Stan Walker
Tuari Brothers

Hit play on double finalists Jordyn with a Why and MOHI's 2023 single 'Hey Love'...


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