Dave Dobbyn’s ‘Welcome Home’, one of New Zealand's most loved songs, will be re- released in te reo on September 8th, to coincide with Māori Language Week.
Often described as ‘the unofficial anthem’, the song has been translated by Te Haumihiata Mason as ‘Nau Mai Rā’. This new version was recorded with backing vocals from Maimoa, who’s Maori TV show ‘Voices Of Our Future’ sets out through music to re-engage youth in the Māori language.
Dobbyn had no hesitation in embracing the collaboration. “Once I read Te Haumihiata Mason’s te reo translation, and her re-translation back into English, I was moved by the result. It’s such an honour to sing in te reo, a naturally poetic tongue.
“It’s quite a challenge, but Te Hau is a great teacher and I was charmed by both her coaching and support from Maimoa . I’m proud of our teamwork . I don't have any excuses now, for not immersing myself in the language. It’s like learning to play a new instrument.”
Listen to Nai Mai Rā HERE.
nomad's new single "Oh My My", is here in all it's glory. Produced & mixed by Sam de Jong @ Parachute Studiosin a whirlwind recording session in April, the band have gone from strength to strength in their relatively short three-single existence.
More info here.
"It’s nearly eight years since the last new album from Dave Dobbyn, though somehow it doesn’t seem that long. When your songs have become such a part of the landscape then you are a constant presence, whether you are releasing new music or not. Still a fresh set of Dobbyn songs is welcome, and a chance to find out how that landscape is looking through the eyes of a master songwriter."
You can listen to Nick Bolinger's full review of Harmony House here.
It's called "Angelina", and we think it's pretty special. Taken from Dave's new album Harmony House, the record was produced by Samuel Flynn Scott & Luke Buda (The Phoenix Foundation).
Please click above to listen + hear!