Leading Maori singer-songwriter Amba Holly
Amba Holly already has several Waiata Maori Music Awards in her cabinet, this year she's again up for best female solo artist Now in its 12th year, the Awards celebrate excellence in Maori music and aim to encourage traditional and contemporary Maori musical composition. Amber's Waikato Tainui and grew up singing on the marae before deciding to make a career from her music. She talks to Lynn Freeman about her life and music. Music 101 has recorded Amba and her band here at RNZ and it'll be on the RNZ Music Facebook page by Wednesday. The 2019 Waiata Maori Music Awards will be announced on Friday at Club Hastings.