2 Aug 2015

Children’s Music Awards 2015

From Sunday Morning, 11:45 am on 2 August 2015

The Jungle is Jumping by FleaBITE album cober

The big winner this year is fleaBITE, who took home two awards – the Recorded Music NZ Best Childrens’ Music Album (Tui Award) for The Jungle is Jumping, and the What Now Best Children’s Music Video Award (chosen by audience vote) for ‘Don’t Sit Under the Poo Tree’, created by Stephen Templer and Ross Payne.

Recorded Music NZ’s Damian Vaughan said “FleaBite consistently make wonderful music and ‘The Jungle is Jumping’ is another excellent record for young ones....A finely crafted collection of kids songs that also showcases a fantastic range of musical styles.”

Wallace Chapman talks to the woman behind the sounds Robin Nathan, a.k.a. FleaBITE.

The APRA Best Children’s Music Song was won by Levity Beet and Daniel Stryczek for their song ‘There’s One in the Bush’, about Aotearoa’s native dinosaur, the Tuatara. Multi-instrumentalist Levity also took home the inaugural NZ On Air children’s music grant – $10,000 towards the recording of a song and a music video.

We interviewed Levity Beet about winning the Children's Song of the Year in 2012 and spoke more generally to Levity Beet about his work in 2010.