Our guest on the Mixtape this picking the music over the next hour is Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes.
He has a Master of Arts degree in Te Reo from The University of Waikato, is a graduate of The School of Māori Language Excellence and a licensed translator of Te Reo certified by The Māori Language Commission.
His mission is to share and celebrate our Maori Language and he does this through many ways – working as a journalist, a radio host; a voice actor and through his social media channels – funding his own te reo series.
Recently he added bilingual songwriter to his bio, releasing a single ‘Don’t Rush’ for Waiata Anthems earlier this year.
His Mixtape waiata are:
Aotearoa - Maranga Ake Ai
Jaz Coleman, Hinewehi Mohi - Kotahititanga (union)
Te Matatini & Ngati Rangiwewehi Maori Group - Pūkākī (feat. Matakāinga Artists)
Whirimako Black - Kei Hea Taku Reo
Adam Whauwhau - He Toki Whakahirahira
Hirini Melbourne - Rongomai
*Follow Te Kuru Dewes on instagram