Auckland Arts Festival celebrates the life and music of one of our great Māori musicians, Mahinaarangi Tocker. Of Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tainui (Ngāti Maniapoto) Hebrew and Celtic descent, Mahinaarangi was a true one of a kind.

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From folk to classical, Mahinaarangi wrote more than 1000 songs exploring identity and aroha which form a deeply compelling narrative of her own life experiences. A champion for Māori music, gay rights and mental illness, her fearless approach to creativity is well respected among her musical contemporaries and globally acknowledged. Her live performances were characterised by energy, humour, and a vocal deftness that was rich and mellifluous.

For two nights, the Great Hall comes to life with an incredible line-up to celebrate the music and memory of Mahinaarangi. Featuring Anika Moa, Nadia Reid, Shona Laing, Moana Maniapoto, Annie Crummer, Don McGlashan, Emma Paki, Maree Sheehan, Charlotte Yates, Anahera Higgins, Hinewehi Mohi and more, this will be a night to remember.

Annie Crummer talks to The 13th Floor about Mahinaarangi Tocker here

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Artists: Anika Moa, Annie Crummer, Shona Laing, Nadia Reid, Maree Sheehan, Charlotte Yates, Don McGlashan, Hinewehi Mohi, Moana Maniapoto, Taiaroa Royal, Emma Paki and Anahera Higgins
Creative Director: Tama Waipara

With support from

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