Huia's Waiata Album
Ambient World Music in te reo Māori.
"Even though it is soothing stuff, taking in everything from washes of electronic soundscapes, haunting taonga puoro and acoustic guitar (in fact Ka Noho Nei has more than a touch of Led Zep's Over The Hills and Far Away), it's the rhythm of the reo and her voice that are at the heart of the album".
(‘Huia’a Waiata’ review - Scott Kara NZ Herald)
Barefoot Percussion mixed with electronic vibes, Huia's Waiata was lovingly created at Kog Studio. Supported by Te Māngai Pāho, this album released was produced and written by Huia, Mixed and Mastered by Chris Chetland.
'Ka pa mai te ora, ka pa mai te mate'.
Huia both lost and carried a child through the process of this album. She also lost her Koro Rei Hamon in this time, so 'Taonga ' is dedicated to him. Also a loss of a childhood friend Denis Gibbs the year before, inspired ' Ua ' and is dedicated his memory.
This album was an important part of her healing.
CD and streaming available for this album.