• WAIATA ANTHEMS LAUNCH - SONS OF ZION, BIC RUNGA, STAN WALKER and HATEA KAPA HAKA

    WAIATA ANTHEMS LAUNCH - SONS OF ZION, BIC RUNGA, STAN WALKER and HATEA KAPA HAKA

    Celebrating Maori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2019 (09 - 15 Sep)  In 1999, singer and songwriter Hinewehi Mohi stood in front of 70,000 people at a sold-out Rugby World Cup quarter final in Twickenham and sang the words: “E Ihowā Atua…”  Back home in New Zealand, the feedback was overwhelmingly negative and Mohi was forced to defend herself, and Te Reo Māori, in the media. This proved to be a turning point, sparking a national conversation about our cultural identity and the first language of Aotearoa New Zealand. 20 years on, she has decided to mark that anniversary not by remembering the controversy, but by celebrating how far we’ve come - the result - 11 of New Zealand’s best loved artists performing their hit songs in Te Reo Māori, as well as an acknowledgement of the events 20 years ago through a vibrant rendition of our National Anthem ‘Aotearoa / God Defend New Zealand’ by the renowned Hātea Kapa Haka. Buy the album here 

  • RISE (Fiji Rugby World Cup Anthem) - One2Eight & Friends

    RISE (Fiji Rugby World Cup Anthem) - One2Eight & Friends

    'Rise' features Fijian homegrown young talent: Tawake - lead guitarist, Billy Beddoes Jnr, Tomasi the young man who brought you "wrapped around your fingers" and young Lia Waqanibaravi anchored by her dad the evergreen Bigwilz. The song is their collective effort to rally behind Fiji's Rugby World Cup squad and aims to bring all Fijians together in support of their teams RWC efforts under the noble banner blue. For Fiji, ever Fiji! 

  • YADRA MAI - INSIDEOUT FIJI

    YADRA MAI - INSIDEOUT FIJI

    "People without knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like trees without roots" This song was composed to commemorate the struggles and hardships faced by the people of "Vatukaloko" over 225 years ago, where they were taken into exile from their own land and placed in different parts of Fiji mainly in Kadavu and Rotuma. Four generations later, they have found their way back to the land of their forefathers and now reside in Drauniivi Village in the province of Ra. The people of 'Vatukaloko' have long held onto the history of the origins of the 'iTaukei' and this song is only the beginning of their story being retold.

  • LANI ALO - ALO I OU FAIVA ft LIVINGSTONE EFU

    LANI ALO - ALO I OU FAIVA ft LIVINGSTONE EFU

    A ma’ea le galuega a le tagata, ona faapea ane lea, ua na o a’u o se auauna faatauva’a. A o le Atua e ou le vi’iga uma lava. Lani Alo Music presents ‘Alo i ou faiva’ by Lani Alo featuring Livingstone Efu. ‘Alo I Ou Faiva’ was recorded and produced by award winning music producer Emmanuel Ensink of Oracle Records, and features support from local musicians Mona Fua and the Auckland Gospel Choir under the direction of Seumanu Simon Matafai. The music video was directed and produced by award winning Sound, Music and Video Producer Anonymouz aka Faiumu Matthew Salapu under his company 37 Hz (Hertz), in collaboration with Brown Bruce Creative. “Alo i ou faiva ia manuia. Aua e te loto vaivai pe a o’o mai faigata, lua te faatasi ma le Atua i so’o se ala e te uia” Based on a traditional Sāmoan proverb, the meaning of “Alo i ou faiva” is a pronounced blessing given by family and friends to strengthen us and bear us up as we embark on a journey that maps out our destiny for success in our aspirations in life.  Close to Alo’s heart, this blessing has been pronounced upon him by his Elders who have passed on, those who have raised him, inspired him and loved him.  This single is reminiscent of such blessings in Alo’s life.

  • LEGEND - SHEPHERDS REIGN

    LEGEND - SHEPHERDS REIGN

    Have you ever heard a Pātē (Pacific log drums) fused with heavy metal guitar riffs, atmospheric rhythms and double kicks? Check out Shepherd Reigns latest video 'Legend', a homage to fathers and role models and features boxing legend David Tua. This is Shepherds Reign and in their debut self-titled album, youʻll hear this and more. Itʻs intelligent metal, with melodic thick textures and big melodies delivered with attitude and conviction. Shepherds Reign is a Polynesian Metal band and is made up of 4 brothers who united in their passion for writing and performing hard hitting music that expresses where they are from and shares their life experiences. Their authenticity comes from the fact that the members Filivaa James (Vocals, keys), Oliver Leupolu (guitar, production), Shaymen Rameka (drums) and Gideon Voon (guitars) were raised in South Auckland of Aotearoa New Zealand.

  • IT'S YOU - GENERAL FIYAH ft THREE HOUSES DOWN

    IT'S YOU - GENERAL FIYAH ft THREE HOUSES DOWN

    General Fiyah in the building!  Peep the fly visuals for young General Fiyah's latest track 'It's you' ft his Uncle Charlie and Three Houses Down.

  • SEE WHAT LOVE CAN DO - HERBS & ANNIE CRUMMER

    SEE WHAT LOVE CAN DO - HERBS & ANNIE CRUMMER

    This cover of a song originally recorded by Eric Clapton was the first single on Annie Crummer's debut album 'Language'. It features Pacific reggae band Herbs (with the late Charlie Tumahai as duet partner). Fred Renata’s stylish video is a study in monochrome as it alternates black and white backdrops (and wardrobe for Crummer), and augments them with photos of loved ones and shadow play.

  • O LE ALOFA - MR COWBOY

    O LE ALOFA - MR COWBOY

    Mr Cowboy with this beautiful song about Love sung in his distinctive country style.

  • PASIFIKA MEDLEY - DILWORTH & DIOCESAN at the BIG SING

    PASIFIKA MEDLEY - DILWORTH & DIOCESAN at the BIG SING

    Dilworth School & Diocesan School for Girls teamed up for 'The Big Sing' with this beautiful Pasifika medley of well known Samoan & Tongan songs.

  • KOKA LAGOON BOYS - COOK ISLANDS MEDLEY

    KOKA LAGOON BOYS - COOK ISLANDS MEDLEY

    The Koka Lagoon Boys from Koka Lagoon Cruises in Rarotonga with this medley of popular Cook Islands songs.

  • OLIVIA FOA'I - HAU LA

    OLIVIA FOA'I - HAU LA

    A bold follow up to Olivia's last single, “My Way”, here is “Hau La”. A contagious pop track featuring some Tokelauan language and Polynesian rhythms.  Produced again by her brother (master percussionist of Te Vaka and composer of “Te Vaka Beats”) Matatia Foa’i.

  • TUSI MAI LIMA - PUNIALAVA'A ft HAMOKANE

    TUSI MAI LIMA - PUNIALAVA'A ft HAMOKANE

    A fresh rendition of their very own classic Punialava'a original, written by Rev. Iosefa Lale Peteru in 1975.

  • WE ARE FIJI - DANIEL RAE COSTELLO & FIJIAN ARTISTS

    WE ARE FIJI - DANIEL RAE COSTELLO & FIJIAN ARTISTS

    A song that was put together by Daniel Rae Costello to celebrate fiji's win in the Rugby Seven's World Cup for the first time back in 2005.  A close friend of Danny’s, Bill Beddoes recalled the time when they produced “We Are Fiji” after the Fiji 7s team won the World Cup in 2005. “He wrote some beautiful songs and he also produced and we did the “We Are Fiji” song the one after the 7s World Cup in 2005. He produced that at SPR called all the musicians and we did it. It’s a big loss to all of us.”

  • DARK MOON - DANIEL RAE COSTELLO LIVE

    DARK MOON - DANIEL RAE COSTELLO LIVE

    Remembering Daniel Rae Costello and his classic island reggae jam 'Dark Moon' that he performed here in NZ back in 2013 (video above). He was one of the Pacific Island's most succesful singer/songwriter and producers born and raised in Fiji.  His mother Jessie Rae was Samoan, Rotuman and Scottish and his father - Fiji Tourism pioneer Daniel Costello Senior (he also founded the well known Beachcomber Resort) was Irish. For the last 10 years he had been living in Samoa, the homeland of his grandmother Amy Peterson with his wife and 4 daughters. Daniel was 58 years old when he passed away in Australia (22 July 2019) after a long battle with Cancer. A few of his hit songs include 'Samba', 'Dark Moon' and 'Take me to the Island' #RIP 

  • EVERY NIGHT - ARDIJAH

    EVERY NIGHT - ARDIJAH

    Poly Fonk band Ardijah have released the music video to their latest single - 'Every Night'. They've been on the music scene for the past 40 years and 'Every Night' in 2019 is part of the celebrations of their Ruby Anniversary. The independently produced music video was shot on location in Puhoi, north of Auckland Tamaki Makaurau, and directed by Sani Sagala (aka Dei Hamo) and a crew of friends and fams. Every Night was written by Paul McCartney in 1970 but it is the Phoebe Snow version (1978) which Ardijah, like many from South Auckland NZ, drew inspiration. Every Night for Ardijah is about family (Whanau), togetherness (kotahitanga) and aroha (sharing oneself with others without blocks...with acceptance).

  • WHERE I STAND - TOMORROW PEOPLE ft CONKARAH

    WHERE I STAND - TOMORROW PEOPLE ft CONKARAH

    'Where I stand' by Tomorrow People ft Conkarah shot on location in New Zealand, Rarotonga and Costa Rica.

  • DINAH JANE - HEARD IT ALL BEFORE

    DINAH JANE - HEARD IT ALL BEFORE

    Dinah Janes music video for her single 'Heard it all Before' off her 3 track EP 'Dinah Jane 1' 

  • POETIK ft SWISS - TONIGHT

    POETIK ft SWISS - TONIGHT

    Poetik and Swiss have a TokoUso moment and team up on Poetiks latest single 'Tonight' produced by SWIDT's Smokey Got Beatz. They've recently released the visuals directed by acclaimed Writer, Director, Actor & Television Presenter Oscar Kightley who pays homage to The Roots 'What they Do' music video - 90s hip hop heads will remember this one ;)  The video also features Baby Mamas Club & Hibiscus and Ruthless actress Suivai Autagavaia

  • Everyday Struggle - Tripple Los featuring The Late Ones & Smokestack

    Everyday Struggle - Tripple Los featuring The Late Ones & Smokestack

    Tripple Los is an MC out of hawaii, bringing a positive urban vibe to hiphop mixed with RnB, funk & reggae. His latest single titled “Everday Struggle “ is a blend of all of the above and features the rootsy sounds of “The Late Ones” & soulful voice of “Smokestack” Born Carlos Torres, TRIPPLE LOS is a self proclaimed emcee residing in Ewa Beach, Hawai'i.  Coming from being raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Tripple Los music is sharpened with the pain and soul of Southern melodies, touching the hearts of people while painting a picture that's piercing and edgy. Being born of Polynesian & Spanish heritage, he represents the positive vibes and truthfulness of HIP HOP.  It was the early age of 13, while growing up in an urban environment, he found the love of music, Dj'ing at 14.  He started chopping and looping samples to create beats and recording on a small inhouse set-up with the help of his family and friends they started throwing house party's and performing in the streets at local block party's. Realizing that music can and would be another way to provide income, he then went full time artist and engineer.  While touring the US, from the East Coast to the West Coast it became apparent why the streets were showing him so much love for his music and passion. Starting his record Label "Pinky N Thumb Ent." or PNT in 2015, he is focused on releasing music from himself and other artists on the label ranging in genres of reggae, RnB & Hip Hop. Tripple Los main goal in this industry is to provide for his love ones ,while pushing to be the best artist he can be. IG: @iamtripplelos TWITTER: @trippplelos SPOTIFY: Tripple Los ITUNES: Tripple Los

  • Fia Va'ai ia Oe - Heart of Worship Ministry

    Fia Va'ai ia Oe - Heart of Worship Ministry

    Beautiful worship song performed by the Heart of Worship ministry in American Samoa. Lyrics: -  V1: Pe afai e leai ni ala auro ma penina Afai foi e leai se malo e fa'avavau Oute le popole ai i nei mea matagofie O lou naunautaiga, fia va'ai ia Oe, ia Oe Iesu . V2: O agelu ua pepese i le nu'u e pa'ia Osana ma Aleluia Vi'ia Oe e fa'avavau . Bridge: Fia va'ai ia Oe (x3) Ia Oe Iesu Fa'atasi ma Oe (x3) ma Oe Iesu

  • O LOU PALE LEA - Alofa Tunoa Kingdom Paise Team

    O LOU PALE LEA - Alofa Tunoa Kingdom Paise Team

    The Alofa Tunoa Kingdom Praise Team with this beautiful Samoan worship song. "Here is Your crown Our Saviour We bow down in reverence and give You all the Praise"

  • SAILI LE ALOFA - TOMORROW PEOPLE

    SAILI LE ALOFA - TOMORROW PEOPLE

    Tomorrow People remixed their hit track 'Don't wanna fight it' into Samoan - 'Saili le Alofa' - and Dave Kuresa aka Uce in Denim teamed up with Mr.Mr for this dance video  Enjoy! 

  • ME AND YOU - TREE ft SWISS

    ME AND YOU - TREE ft SWISS

    Tree Vaifale-Manu teams up with her hubby Swiss for her latest single 'Me & You' 

  • VILLETTE - MONEY

    VILLETTE - MONEY

    RnB & Neo soul singer-song writer Villette with her first immersive VR experience for her single “Money” in collaboration with Red Bull Music. The video features a unique first-person perspective that lets viewers dive into Villette’s personal and creative world and play the role of an ex-lover haunted by dreamlike visions of Villette. The video also won Best Pacific Music video at the 2019 Pacific Music Awards 

  • 'SWING' - SAVAGE

    'SWING' - SAVAGE

    The track that put Savage on the map!  Seth Rogan put the song in his movie 'Knocked Up' and it exploded after that.  He's the first NZ & Pasifika artist to go double platinum in the US.  Producer and DJ P-Money said of the single "What Savage accomplished with 'Swing' a NZ rap single went double platinum in the USA, thats 2 million copies sold - it's not streams, these are sales.  Thats unprecedented .... and then a few years after that, an Australian kid remixes it and makes it like a house/club version and he has a whole other life with this same song again so it's like the gift that kept on giving for him"  Check out more of the making of 'Swing' on PrimeTVs 'Anthems: NZ's iconic hits' - ep 4: Taking the World Stage here and an interview with Alexander Bisley here 

  • X FACTOR POLY FLAVOUR - BEAU MONGA & NYSSA COLLINS

    X FACTOR POLY FLAVOUR - BEAU MONGA & NYSSA COLLINS

    The X Factor 2015 saw two of our super talented Pacific Islands artists go up against each other in the Grand Final and they both poured the Poly flavour into their performances. Cook Islander Beau Monga was crowned the winner in the end but check out his rendition of a Brother Love classic 'Roimata - Have you ever loved a Woman' above. Samoan Nyssa Collins was a close runner up and slays with this beautiful performance of a NZ classic by Crowded House 'Don't Dream it's over in both Samoan and English. {{12935}}

  • FOR TODAY - NETHERWORLD DANCING TOYS ft ANNIE CRUMMER

    FOR TODAY - NETHERWORLD DANCING TOYS ft ANNIE CRUMMER

    The 1985 hit 'For Today' is one of New Zealand's iconic anthems and featured a 17 year old unknown Cook Islands singer at the time - Ms Annie Crummer!  Lead singer of the Netherworld Dancing Toys, Malcolm Black told the story of when Annie came in to do vocals for them on Prime TVs 'Anthems NZ's iconic hits' here "Annie was so shy and 17 or 18 or something and basically looking at her feet all the time ... I knew that she could sing but I didn't know how good she really was.  She morphed from being this shy girl staring at her feet to doing this vocal improvisation.  I'd never heard anything like it"  Annie says of the song 'Every day someone will still come up and assault me with "For Today" - they don't sing it to me or for me they sing it at me' (laughs) 

  • CAUGHT IN A DAZE - DAVID DALLAS ft FREDDIE GIBBS

    CAUGHT IN A DAZE - DAVID DALLAS ft FREDDIE GIBBS

    David Dallas teams up with rapper Freddie Gibbs for this one with the visuals shot in both Auckland and Los Angeles 

  • ARITHMETIC - BROOKE FRASER

    ARITHMETIC - BROOKE FRASER

    She's one of New Zealand's top selling artists and one of only a handful of artists who have won a Grammy.  Here's a throwback to the first single off her album 'What to do with daylight' -

  • KEEP YOUR CULTURE - THREE HOUSES DOWN

    KEEP YOUR CULTURE - THREE HOUSES DOWN

    One of the first singles that made mainstream radio airplay from the 'Three Houses Down' boys.   A message to our Polynesian youth to keep their culture and not be ashamed of who they are.

  • ADEAZE - A LIFE WITH YOU

    ADEAZE - A LIFE WITH YOU

    'A Life with You' - Adeaze's first hit single released in 2003 and also included on their first album 'Always and for Real'.  The video featured radio DJ Sela Alo and model Sarah-Lina. The track was later sampled by Mariah Carey for her song 'Your Girl' which featured on her album 'The Emancipation of Mimi' 

  • VINCE HARDER - NEXT TO YOU

    VINCE HARDER - NEXT TO YOU

    'Next to you' is Vince's first music release for 2019 - add the track to your Spotify playlists here  and peep the 90's themed music vid above.  Look out for Vince's son Jaxon who throws down a few moves of his own ;)  

  • QUEENS RISE UP - Queen Shirl'e ft Razé

    QUEENS RISE UP - Queen Shirl'e ft Razé

    Female MC Queen Shirl'e teams up with RnB artist Razé with this inspirational message for our Polynesian women to Rise Up!  Download the song from any online stores worldwide: Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/album/6zqLPb... Proceeds from the song will go towards building pathways to performing arts schools in Auckland.

  • THAT'S THE WAY LOVE GOES - JANET JACKSON

    THAT'S THE WAY LOVE GOES - JANET JACKSON

    In 1993 Janet Jackson dropped the video for her hit track 'That's the way love goes' - It's the longest running No.1 single of any member of the Jackson family on the @Billboard Hot 100. But did you know the Samoan/Kiwi connection in Janets iconic video?  Kobra & Ganxsta Ridd from Boo Yaa Tribe makes a cameo and Suga Pop plays Janets love interest.  {{12531}} Suga Pop is a Samoan street dancer who specialises in 'popping and locking' and is one of the members of the Electric Boogaloos.  He's worked with some of the biggest names in the industry - from Michael Jackson, James Brown, and Lionel Richie to Sheila E.  He's also performed with and/or produced hip-hop acts such as A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Cypress Hill, Brand and LL Cool J. {{12529}} You may have heard of his family here in NZ too - his father Pasi Tunupopo opened the first drag club in Wellington called 'The Purple Onion'   and his cousin Luamanuvao Dame Winifred Laban was recently appointed a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit last year for services to education and the Pacific community.  One of Pops youngest cousins is hip hop artist and rapper David Dallas.

  • WHAKAARIA MAI (HOW GREAT THOU ART) - TEEKS & HOLLIE SMITH WITH THE AUCKLAND GOSPEL CHOIR

    WHAKAARIA MAI (HOW GREAT THOU ART) - TEEKS & HOLLIE SMITH WITH THE AUCKLAND GOSPEL CHOIR

    Teeks & Hollie Smith recently joined up with the Auckland Gospel Choir for a soulful rendition of a much loved hymn 'Whakaaria Mai / How Great Thou Art'  It's the first single off the album 'Offering' - a collection of gospel hymns performed by some of New Zealands top musicians including Stan Walker. Teeks & Hollie recently performed it live at the memorial service for the Christchurch shooting victims.

  • READY OR NOT - CHURCH & AP

    READY OR NOT - CHURCH & AP

    Church & AP with the visuals for their 2018 hit 'Ready or Not'  Their new EP Cathedral/All Purpose is out soon. Check the write up on the boys on Complex here

  • KINGS - 6 Figures

    KINGS - 6 Figures

    Kings first single off his double album 'LOV3 & 3GO' out now! Check out the fan made visuals in the video above.  He says of the video "I always wanted to make a fan made video. Thank you to EVERYONE who sent through their clips. The amount of support I got on this was nuts! I had so many videos to get through so sorry to anyone who didn’t get featured on here. Enjoy!" PS. Feel free to upload your video with the #moneydancechallenge

  • SUMMER TO WINTER - Kolohe Kai

    SUMMER TO WINTER - Kolohe Kai

    Kolohe Kai is bringing those summer vibes to take us through winter with their latest jam 'Summer to Winter' 

  • How Great Thou Art / Whakaaria Mai - John Mayer & Bella Kalolo

    How Great Thou Art / Whakaaria Mai - John Mayer & Bella Kalolo

    John Mayer kicked off his 2019 world tour in Auckland last night with a tribute to the people of Christchurch.   He performed the classic hymn “How Great Thou Art” with Bella Kalolo who sang the Maori version 'Whakaaria Mai'.  Local Maori Kapa haka performers provided backing vocals for Bella and broke into a waiata & haka at the end.

  • Syrian Refugees sing a Traditional Samoan Tune

    Syrian Refugees sing a Traditional Samoan Tune

    Teacher Randall Wendt & his Syrian refugee  students perform a Samoan song for us and he shares a bit about the work he is doing in Beirut. Talofa Lava & Welcome, Muamua, ou te faafetai i le Atua mo lenei avanoa. Thank God for this opportunity to be able to share this beautiful musical selection from my students as they sing an old traditional Sāmoan tune called, “La’u Lupe”. I am a 7th grade teacher for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Currently I am serving my 3rd year in the Middle East and North Africa region—one year in Egypt as a high school teacher and 2 years in Lebanon as an elementary teacher at the Adventist Learning Center (ALC). Here at the ALC, we primarily provide a faith-based elementary education to Syrian refugee children ages 6-12+ who have missed more than one year of schooling due to issues related to war and relocation to a new country.  As an NPO, we fundraise 70% of our budget. Our students who attend our Center enjoy the privilege of receiving a free education only made possible through generous donations and financial contributions. For example, this year we were able to add a seventh grade classroom for the first time, ever. Next school year, we’re pushing to add an eighth grade! In addition, this year we were also able to begin an off-campus tent school (our newly satellite campus) for Syrian refugees living in tents near the border of Lebanon & Syria. Here at our main campus, we have about 90 students in total and roughly 30 students attending our tent school. God has truly blessed us this year and we believe that God will continue to do so! To make a donation: gofundme.com/nvt7y-education-for-syrian-refugees At the ALC, we believe in making life better especially for our children, the future generation. Through education our mission is to instill hope and to show God’s love. Our students have dreams and aspirations too; many want to become doctors, soccer players, history teachers, English teachers, lawyers, civil engineers and so much more! What we do at the Center is to give them that opportunity by planting that seed of hope; that despite war, they have the opportunity to achieve their goals.