Published: Mon 8 Aug 2022 05:58 PM
The Waiata Māori Music Awards are looking forward to celebrating our Māori music for 2022. This year, the finalists are diverse in styles, covering many genres of waiata and from all areas of Aotearoa.
The awards will be hosted in one of the original venues, the beautifully refurbished ‘Toitoi - Hawkes Bay Arts and Events centre’ which is the perfect backdrop for the kaiwaiata and the expo this year.
In its 15th year running, the Waiata Māori Music Awards will be a live event, held on the 9th of September, with performances to be announced in the coming weeks.
Here are the finalists for 2022. Mauri ora!Best Te Reo Māori Album
Anna Coddington - Mana-Wā-Hine
Puoro Mataoraora - Te Whāriki a Te Kōhanga Reo, Te Pae Tuku Aka
TE KAAHU - Te Kaahu o RangiBest RnB Album by a Māori Artist
Mistee K - Melz Vs Mistee K
Rei - Enjoy The Ride Part 1
Teezy Created - Spiritual HealingBest Pop Album by a Māori Artist
Mistee K - Melz Vs Mistee K
L.A.B - L.A.B V
Teezy Created - Spiritual HealingBest Hip Hop Album by a Māori Artist
Adam Tukiri - Unless ..Surely
Mistee K - Melz Vs Mistee K
Rei - Enjoy the Ride Part 1Best Roots Reggae Album by a Māori Artist
Come On Up - Come On Up
NLC - Home By Six
Tomorrow People - 21Best Māori Group
Tomorrow PeopleBest Māori Wāhine/Female Solo Artist
Huia Hamon
Mistee K
MihirangiBest Māori Tāne/Male Solo Artist
Riqi Harawira
TipeneBest Music Video
Alien Weaponry - HatuPatu
Coterie - Cool it Down
Hani Dread - Kōkiri
Tomorrow People - Don’t Worry Baby
Troy Kingi Nudge - He ŌriteBest Waiata/Single by a Māori Artist
Coterie - Cool It Down
ORA - Tuakiritanga
Jordyn with a Why - Brown Melodies
L.A.B - Mr Reggae
Troy Kingi & The Nudge - He ŌriteBest Māori Songwriter

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