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Tū is a compelling new multimedia collaboration between much-loved musician and songwriter Moana and electronic music producer Paddy Free. The duo mixes mōteatea/sung poetry with dub, chanting with drum and bass, English and te reo Māori. The performance at Going West will be the first time Tū perform in NZ after debuting in Finland and Taiwan. Tū play against a backdrop of video projections created by film-maker Toby Mills.
Moana Maniapoto (Ngāti Tūwharetoa/Tūhourangi-Ngāti Wahiao), most well known as a musician, and leader of the band Moana & the Tribe, was inducted as the 2016 APRA recipient of the AMCOS NZ Music Hall of Fame for making a significant long-term contribution to NZ music. Formed in 2002, Moana & the Tribe have played hundreds of international concerts on stages around the world. In 2017, Moana and her co-writer Paddy Free launched their live duo Tū, performing in Finland and Taiwan in 2017. She is currently working on her 6th studio album, ONO.
Paddy Free, an electronic music producer, has fused his love of electronica and traditional Māori music to earn himself a special place within the NZ music industry and internationally. He produced albums for Ngā Tae, Toni Huata and Moana & the Tribe but is most well-known for being one half of electronic act Pitch Black. Last year the duo released a new album celebrating 20 years in the industry, playing Notting Hill Festival (London) and touring Europe. An in-demand producer, Paddy writes music for dance pieces for WOW and the Auckland Arts Festival. He is co-producing the 6th album by Moana, ONO.