Katchafire ‘Karawhiua’

Written by on June 21, 2021

With the launch of the new Ngā Waiata Kairangi I Te Reo Māori Music Chart, this week’s Local Eyes we have picked a track recorded completely in te reo Māori.

Katchafire have translated and recorded their track ‘100’ in te reo Māori, which is now called Karawhiua. The track is sitting at number 2 in the Top 10 Te Reo Māori singles chart.

Waiata Anthems started in 2019 as a music project by Hinewehi Mohi to support NZ musicians to embrace te reo Māori in their work. It even became a documentary series in 2021.

Katchafire were among seven artists selected for the 2021 documentary series, alongside household names like Che Fu, Bic Runga, Annie Crummer and rangatahi favourites Drax Project and Melodownz.

Watch the Katchafire episode of Waiata Anthems here!

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