13 Aug 2011

Awa

Te Awanui Reeder is a musician who wears many hats. His songwriting prowess has seen him pen hits for Dane Rumble, PNC and others, and he's following up his MA in Business Management by immersing himself in te reo Maori. Now the crooner from Nesian Mystik's pan-Pacific line-up has stepped out on his own, and his first foray into solo material is a bilingual release 'Native Intel', made with the support of Maori Broadcasting Funding Agency Te Mangai Paho. Sam Wicks talks to Awa about his relationship with te reo.