- When: 3rd Mar 2:35pm
- Where: Tangata Whenua Stage
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Hailing from the picturesque landscapes of Aotearoa (New Zealand), MOHI is a musical force that transcends boundaries and unites cultures. This Māori, Neosoul, Pop, and Funk artist weaves a mesmerizing tapestry of sound, where Te Reo Māori and ancient Māori storytelling harmoniously merge with English lyrics and urban influences. In the world of music, MOHI is a visionary, a storyteller, and a bridge builder.
The Roots of Inspiration:
Descending from Te Tai Tokerau, Tauranga Moana and Ngāti Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa, MOHI’s musical journey is deeply rooted in his Māori heritage. Drawing from the timeless stories and traditions of his ancestors, he passionately embraces the Māori language, a vital cultural thread, and weaves it into his compositions. This linguistic fusion gives his music a unique, ancestral resonance, connecting the past with the contemporary.
MOHI is a master of blending genres. His neosoul, pop, and funk melodies intermingle seamlessly with elements of traditional Māori instrumentation, creating a soundscape that is as eclectic as it is enchanting. From the depths of the ancient Māori traditions to the rhythms of the bustling urban streets, MOHI’s music celebrates the rich tapestry of New Zealand’s culture.
Chart-Topping Hits and Awards:
With a string of chart-topping hit singles under his belt, MOHI’s music has resonated with audiences across the globe. His songs have consistently climbed the charts, proving that his unique blend of cultural storytelling and contemporary sounds strikes a chord with listeners from all walks of life.
APRA MAIOHA AWARD Winner:
MOHI recently clinched the coveted APRA MAIOHA AWARD for his waiata “Me Pēhea Rā.” This prestigious accolade stands as a testament to his exceptional songwriting and cultural contributions to the music industry.
Latest Album Release:
This October, MOHI dropped his highly-anticipated new album “Elements of Aroha”, a beautiful collection of waiata that takes you on a remarkable journey of heart and soul. This release has proven to be a musical highlight of the year, blending his signature fusion of culture and contemporary sounds.
MOHI’s live performances are nothing short of captivating. He recently showcased his talent at both Big Sound Brisbane and SXSW Sydney, where his soulful voice and infectious rhythms left the audience in awe. His stage presence and charisma are unforgettable, ensuring that any live show is an experience to cherish.
Upcoming Live Experiences:
Prepare to be swept away on a sonic adventure as award-winning artist MOHI embarks on his very first headline tour, presenting the masterpiece that is “Elements of Aroha.” A spellbinding fusion of ancestral stories and sounds, seamlessly blended with neosoul, pop, and funk, this live experience promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.