27 new tracks announced for Waiata Anthems 2021

music news 03/09/2021

Waiata/Anthems is returning for 2021 with 27 brand new tracks celebrating the bilingual music industry in Aotearoa.

Following the success of the original 2019 waiata compilation album, today’s 27 new recordings have been released by the likes of Anna Coddington & Louis Baker, Six60, Rei, Muroki, Hollie Smith and many more.

Creator of Waiata/Anthems Dame Hinewehi Mohi says the collective music industry of Aotearoa coming together to celebrate and support a truly bilingual landscape is heartening. 

“We’re supporting the movement with musicians from across the country to encourage all New Zealanders to celebrate our nation’s heritage language and to make it accessible through the power of music,” says Mohi. 

“Creating this collection of waiata has been a journey for many of the artists involved, giving them a chance to connect with Te Ao Māori and their place in Aotearoa like never before.” 

Listen to all of this year's releases in the playlist below:

rova are also launching a Waiata/Anthems Music Plus station so you can enjoy music with a reo flavour 24/7.