5 Feb 2019

Māori music is front and centre for SOUNZ's Toni Huata

From Upbeat, 1:00 pm on 5 February 2019

Māori music is front and centre for Toni Huata, the newly appointed Director of Māori Music for SOUNZ.

Toni Huata

Toni Huata Photo: Supplied

Kaihautū Puoro Māori - Director of Māori Music came about from consultation within the industry in hopes of protecting the music that has been created and to develop a pathway for those who want to create.

Huata has a long-standing relationship with the culture sector, being both a practitioner and promoter of Māori culture and music and has served in governance roles.

She came into the studio last week, on her first day of the job to speak with Eva Radich about the role, her connections to music and what she wants to achieve.