22 Nov 2017

Rob Ruha and The Witch Dr. - live in session

From RNZ Music, 7:00 pm on 22 November 2017

Rob Ruha and his band as they play a selection of waiata from Rob's upcoming album Survivance.

The band is joined by Bella Kalolo, Kirsten Te Rito and Kaaterama Pou and the performance will include a live Q+A hosted by RNZ Music's Kirsten Johnstone and Darylene Rogers of Radio Ngati Porou.

Rob Ruha, who describes himself as a 'haka-soul' musician, has just been awarded one of five prestigious Arts Laureate awards, which comes with a grant of $50,000.

He was the musical director of the te reo Māori version of the Disney film Moana and many of his songs are performed in te reo.

He’s been performing kapa haka from a young age, but only made the jump to singing solo in 2013.

Just a year later, he scooped a bunch of music awards, including the APRA Maioha Award, for his song 'Tiki Tapu'.