‘A Groove Theory’ Te Wiki o te Reo Māori special

Since 2018, Base DJ and ‘A Groove Theory‘ show host Kirk James curates beautiful shows dedicated to Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. He carefully puts together 2 and a half hours worth of his favourite soulful waiata sung in Te Reo Māori.

Listen back to this years special Vol.3: 

2020 featured tracks and artists:

Troy Kingi, InDigiNation Music Ft. Ka Hao – Tama i Tukua
Grove Roots – Taku Kāinga
Maisey Rika Ft. Anika Moa – Ruaimoko
The Pao Movement Collective – Me Hoki Whenua Mai
Toni Huata – Search
Whirimako Black Ft. Russel Walder, Joel Haines – Kaore Te Aroha E Huri E (Live)
Kaaterama Ft. Te Reanga Mōrehu o Rātana – Te Whetū Mārama
InDigiNation Music, Rob Ruha Ft. Ka Hao – Aue Wairua
NRG Rising – Tanerore
Aja – Kāwai
Maaka – Karanga
Maaka Ft. Rei – Ngaro
Wai – Hine Te Ihorangi
Baitercell Ft. Huia Hamon – Hine Ruru
Grove Roots Ft. Jess Reriti, No L – Kei Hea Te Aroha
Poutama Paki – Kura
Maaka – Matariki
Whirimako Black Ft. Russel Walder, Joel Haines – Tirohia Atu Nga Whetu (Live)
Kirsten Te Rito – He Āiotanga
Pere Wihongi & Makaira Berry – Hikaia Te Ahikōmau
Brannigan Kaa – He Koingo
Rei – Raparapa
Kaia Ft. Maia – Tiwaha
Grove Roots Ft. Amba Holly, I.T, Ihaka, Paora, No L – Te Kura
Kiri Eriwata – Na Te Kukune
Toni Huata – Whirlwind
He Waka Kotuia – Huia Te Aroha
Kirsten Te Rito – Wā
Huia – Tohunga
Huia – Kanikani
Makaira Berry, Hamiora Tuari, Pere Wihongi & Mere Arihi Pipi-Takoko – Tū Mai
Kirsten Te Rito – Te Aroha
Toni Huata – We Stand Together
Kaia – To Hikoi
Tariao Te Anga, T.Smiler Ft. Marie Panapa – Hautoa Matatika
Kaia Ft. Roq & a.T. – Pumau
Ricarda Harmer – Ka Mutu Ra
Moana and the Tribe – Titokowaru

Check out last year Vol.2: 

The very first Maori Language Week special aired in 2018: 

About Kirk James:

The proud father of 2 beautiful daughters, Kirk James is an aspiring Artist / Musician and a certified Vinyl Junkie and is best described with this quote: “Music is my sanctuary, Music is life”. He’s also very big on cats!

After being involved in other stations around Auckland, Kirk found his musical home when he settled in at Base FM fulltime. With an open ear to many musical styles, you’ll hear a selection of Soul, Funk, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, 80’s classics, Breakbeat, Reggae and anything with a killer bassline. “I try to keep the show interesting for myself and most importantly for the listeners”.

“Getting my music out there is what I love to do”. With this in mind, Kirk has played various bars / clubs including Galatos, Verona, Tabac, Rakinos, Britomart Country Club, Barrio, Sale Street and Racket, aswell as the occasional party & other functions.

Catch Kirk James every week Monday 10am – midday for A Groove Theory. Follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/KirkJames13 as he live tweets all the tracks he plays during his shows.

 

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