Ko te tātai whetū (chamber version)

To celebrate Matariki 2017 Philip Brownlee and I reworked our composition ‘Ko te tātai whetū’ into this chamber music version. I performed it with Alistair Fraser and members of Stroma at the Hannah Playhouse in Wellington. It is now available on the SOUNZ website. The lyrics are from a southern mōteatea that my Poua, Teone…

Kia Mataara single release and tour announcement

Press release:   Acclaimed performer Ariana Tikao (Kai Tahu) will release Kia Mataara in November. The single has been eagerly anticipated by Tikao’s fans and will be supported by a multi-date November tour of the South Island and Wellington starting in Wellington on 1 November.   Kia Mataara is the first new release from Ariana…

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…

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…