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Te Awanui Reeder

Composer, Performer

Biography

TE AWANUI REEDER (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngai Pōtiki and Ngāti Whakaue) is an award winning composer, performer, musician, radio and TV presenter.

Awa is also the only artist to win both an APRA Silver Scroll and an APRA Maioha award. His band Nesian Mystik which was formed in 1999 enjoyed incredible success and Nesian Mystik achieved multi-platinum sales with their debut album ‘Polyunsaturated’ and generated a record-breaking total of 11 Top 10 singles over the course of their career.

Awa 2011 solo debut ‘Native Intel’ also hit the Top 40 - a particularly significant milestone given that it was written in Te Reo Māori and English – and won him Best Māori Songwriter, Best Song and Best Māori male artist at the Waiata Māori Music Awards.

For almost 10 years now Awa has also presented the weekly, hour-long, Te Pūtaki radio show that goes out to 35 Iwi and Access radio stations across the country.

Awards:

  • Award winning artist - Platinum sales, Tui Awards, Māori Music Awards, Pacific Music Awards
  • Award winning Singer/Song Writer - Silver Scroll and Maioha Silver Scroll
  • Award winning radio broadcaster - Te Pūtake and The Source