The APRA Silver Scroll Awards are one of the most prestigious evenings on the New Zealand music calendar and this year the event moves to Wellington, to be held at the TSB Arena on Thursday October 30th. Featuring the presentation of the APRA Silver Scroll Award (recognising excellence in popular music), the APRA Maioha Award (recognising excellence in Maori music), the SOUNZ Contemporary Award (recognising excellence in contemporary composition), the Most Played New Zealand Works in New Zealand and Internationally as well as a new inductee into the New Zealand Music Hall Of Fame.
Ngati Awa is proud to acknowledge the work of local songwriter Maraea Davies whose song ‘Kati Ra’ is a finalist in the APRA Maioha Award!
ABOUT “KATI RA”
A truly emotional song about love, heartbreak, betrayal and the loss of integrity and perhaps dignity, within a relationship.A breakthrough lies within accepting responsibility for the river of emotion, of anguish and pain that now surrounds the relationship, but it is a road that is only just beginning to be confronted.
ABOUT MARAEA DAVIES
“Kia ora. After 20+ years as a closet song writer, Reiuru has kick started my journey into the world of the professional musician. On Reiuru I am the composer and music director for three of the songs.””Song writing offers me a means of channelling my deep love of music and the intensity of my feelings about the experiences of life. There is something kind of easy about the art involved in marrying emotion with words, tones and rhythm in order to express what the heart wants to share. Unfortunately/fortunately though, because I’m not a public singer I have needed to rely on others to do the singing part for me; but in the case of Reiuru its been awesome working with RJ and discovering Te Aumihi and Reiwhati who are all amazing talents and deliver so much more than I could have hoped for.””For anyone interested, my background is iwi radio and television and I am currently working on building a multi media business focussed on developing digital Maori language resources.”
For more info, please visit www.reiuru.com