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Riqi Harawira Album Release Tour

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  • Free Admission


  • Sun 27 Jan 2019, 6:00pm–8:00pm


All Ages


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Celebrating the release of Riqis new Kaupapa Maori album MAURI in the beautiful setting of Karikari estate winery in the Far North. Stunning scenery wine, food and good music.

Riqi Harawira
Riqi is an engaging performer whose music tells a story about rising above negative statistics Maori face today, to the adverse affects of addiction and abuse. “Top of my list is pathways out of addiction because I have been there myself”, and the normalizing of Maori roots and values in mainstream music.

Riqis message is positive and powerful combining traditional Maori instruments lead rock guitar with Maori weaponary, creating a style and sound that Riqi calls Maori fusion. Infusing contemporary indigenous music with authentic traditional roots.

Riqis sound has been described as arena rock, upbeat, feel good jams with engaging and powerful conscious messages with influences from Rock, reggae and funk.

Riqi has a dynamic pumping non stop set that caters to a global audience with powerful anthems for everybody, from Traditional Maori instruments, a Taiaha show, heavy rock lead guitar such as his version of NZ national anthem to his hard hitting waiata “Ruapekapeka”

With heartfelt vocals and universal messages of hope in English and Maori Riqi is set to take 2019 by storm. For a one man show there is no other artist like Riqi Harawira.

Riqi moved from his lead guitarist career in rock group Dead Flowers in the 90’s to performing solo and is enjoying success with the release of his new single “Kia ora”. Poised to release his second album “MAURI” Jan 18th 2019 through Waatea music.

The album is bilingual Maori and english and features the singles “Kia ora”, “Wairua Tuturu”, “Self Determination” and “Rise up “a track dedicated to Greg Boyed (NZ journalist) who lost his life to depression and suicide in 2018, another kaupapa Riqi feels strongly about.

Riqis goals in 2019 are to release album, travel abroad and secure festivals worldwide as an indigenous performer.

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