Launch of ‘Whakatuwheratia’ single

Today I am launching my new single ‘Whakatuwheratia’. Here is some info about it and where you can get it! Link to ‘Whakatuwheratia’: https://arianatikao.bandcamp.com/track/whakatuwheratia To celebrate the inaugural Māori Music Month, Kāi Tahu singer Ariana Tikao is releasing her new single Whakatuwheratia recorded and produced by Trinity Roots’ Ben Lemi Wood who also provides backing…

Ariana Tikao signs to Songbroker

Exciting news! I have just signed with Songbroker as my new publisher, and I am looking forward to working with the fabulous Jan Hellriegal, Mahoney Harris, and other members of the team who are helping New Zealand songwriters to find licensing opportunities for their music. See their website for details.

Singing in ‘No Man’s Land’

I am really excited to be a featured singer in the epic ‘love-letter to peace’ which is John Psathas’ ‘No Man’s Land’. I met John about a year ago, and didn’t quite know how huge and amazing this project was when I first was asked to join in. This is what it says on the…

Kia Mataara single fundraiser for KidsCan

Acclaimed performer Ariana Tikao (Kai Tahu) has released Kia Mataara today. The single has been eagerly anticipated by Tikao’s fans and will be supported by a multi-date tour of the South Island, Wellington and Auckland, starting in Wellington on 1 November (see details for tour on the ‘konohete/live’ link on this website). Kia Mataara is…

From Dust to Light album cover

Review for From Dust to Light

Just noticed this review online from the ODT. The reviewer really got the aesthetic in terms of what we were going for with my last solo album, which was a live “feel” and not too much in the way of studio trickery or perfection! Thanks Jeff for the insight 🙂 Ariana Tikao. From Dust To Light.…

Singing at the sanctuary

I am looking forward to performing at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, in Waitati, near Dunedin on the afternoon of Sunday 29th June, for a Matariki fundraiser gig for the sanctuary. I will be accompanied by Ben Lemi who plays now for Trinity Roots and many other Wellington based bands, including Upper Hutt Posse. Ben is a…

Ariana Tikao and George Tikao

Behind the scenes

Recently I have been busy behind-the-scenes curating an exhibition and doing some recording for other peoples films and shows. Tonight I will be having a chat on Radio NZ on the Nights programme with Bryan Crump, at 7.10pm, talking about the exhibition I curated called Borderland: The world of James Cowan. It is in association…