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Pere Wihongi

Performer, Māori Composer, Composer

Biography

Te Rarawa, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Kuri, Ngāti Wai

Pere Te Ruru o Te Ramana Wihongi, commonly known as Pere Wihongi, is an award-winning composer who originally comes from Herekino, New Zealand. A self-taught guitarist, singer and composer of kapa haka and contemporary Māori music, Pere also has a background in directing and producing as well as experience working in the television sector for both Marae and Te Karere News as a reporter. Pere is mainly known for co-managing and performing for the Māori pop group Maimoatia.

Pere Wihongi was the winner of the 2019 Waiata Māori Music Awards' “Best Māori Male Solo Artist” award. His musical group Te Kākano also won “Best Traditional Album in Te Reo Māori”, “Best Māori Pop Album” and “Best Song by a Māori Artist” for their hit song Tōrea.


Composed (13)

Aku Rere

Te Reo Māori, Kapa Haka, 2m 41s


E Raka E

Reo Māori, Pop, 2m 45s


He Rā Hou Tēnei

Acoustic, Reo Māori, Ballad, Kapa Haka


He Rā Hou Tēnei

Co-Composed with Awatea Wihongi, 2m 23s


High On Ingoingo

Reo Māori, Pop Ballad


Pao Pao Pao

Reo Māori, Soul Ballad


Te Haa o Aotearoa

Re Mōri, Reggae, Pop, 3m 31s


Te Puea

Reo Māori, Pop


Tōrea

Reo Māori, RnB


Tū Mai

Reo Māori, RnB, Pop


Wairua

Reo Māori, Pop


Whāia - Maimoa

Reo Māori, Pop, Reggae, 3m 31s



Performances (1)

CANCELLED: Auckland Arts Festival | Te Tīmatanga

__Auckland Arts Festival/Te Ahurei Toi o Tāmaki (AAF) is sadly unable to open this Thursday 4 Mar...