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Moana & the Tribe release single today & announce album

Moana & the Tribe release Whole World's Watching single today & announce album for September 26th RIMA

15 August 2014


Whole Worlds Watching is the first single released today from Moana’s fifth studio album RIMA. Co-written and produced by Moana Maniapoto and Paddy Free (Pitch Black, Nga Tae, Moana & the Tribe), Whole Worlds Watching is a groove packed celebration of people power. It is the opening track for the 11 song album and aptly sums up the new record, RIMA that will be released on September 26th.

“One Saturday, I watched a girlfriend with a car full of kids she’d picked up from sports day, drive off with a boot of hand-painted signs to the beach for an anti seabed mining protest. She was juggling mother business while trying to make a difference. This song celebrates ordinary people who put their hand up or speak out because they feel passionate about our land, our people and our future. It’s a happy song. And it’s a reminder to bullies that there are cameras everywhere. We can see what you are up to.” explains Moana.

Whole Worlds Watching incorporates the popular ditty Run Rabbit/Oma Rapeti, which first took off during WW2. It also shows of the dab dubster style that marks Paddy Free out as a musician/producer in demand.

Whole Worlds Watching was first played live at Womad NZ in March.

RIMA is the fifth studio album by Moana and the Tribe. To be released on September 26, the album was produced by dubmeister Paddy Free (Pitch Black, Nga Tae) who joined Moana & the Tribe for the first time in 2013 when the band played Europe, Korea and Australia. The 11 tracks were recorded in Piha, on the shores of Lake Rotorua and in Blair Castle (Glasgow).

“All the songs on this album are inspired by people and communities who are so passionate about our land, ocean and people, that they are moved to make a difference. They get off the fence. They put their hands up. They stick their necks out - even when it’s not the most popular thing to do. The truth is ordinary people can and do create change. RIMA is all about exploring and celebrating people power.”

Moana credits Paddy Free and drummer Mickey Ututaonga for fattening and freshening up the bands sound.

“Paddy was a perfect collaborator, very focused and supportive too. Sometimes I’d wake up with a song idea. It takes me 70-minutes to drive from Muriwai to Piha so I’d stop along the way to scribble down lyrics or record ideas on my phone. Then I’d run into his studio and say, ‘Paddy, I have an idea.’ I’d play the chords on guitar, pretty badly. Paddy never rolled his eyes once.”

Moana & the Tribe is an 8-piece band led by Moana and her sister Trina. They are joined by musicians Marika Hodgson (bass), Mickey Ututaonga (drums), Paddy Free (keys) and guitarist Cadzow Cossar. The album also features haka perfomers Laurence Kershaw, Kemara Kennedy and longtime co-writer Scotty Morrison. The band just returned from Scotland where they performed as part of the Boomerang Project. It featured 21 performers onstage from NZ, Australia and Scotland, and was launched at Womad NZ in March before playing at the Sydney Opera House then in and around the Commonwealth Games.

The Whole Worlds Watching Tour will see Moana & the Tribe play around the North Island in October, November and December. Dates to be announced soon.

Moana and the Tribe on the Web

https://twitter.com/moanatribe

http://www.moananz.com/


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