Nga Tae
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Nga Tae

Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand

Otaki, Wellington, New Zealand
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"Invitation to Penang Jazz Festival"

NGA TAE (for me) is a very unique and powerful group that I feel the world should hear more about and experience the magic of their sound. For us the reason why we feel strongly about having NGA TAE in our Festival is because the group is different and refreshing.” - Paul Augustin

"Bluesfest Forum"

"Peter Noble gave them a tick in regard to acts not to be missed.
I agree, and viewed their Friday Juke Joint and Sunday Mojo sets.
Another act with a polynesian flavour to lift my festival experience.
Enthralling mix of Maori and electronica.
The Maori people are heavily represented in the lower socio economic statistics.
Nga Tae to me gave a demonstration of a proud race with its unique cultural face.
I found them very atmospheric and spiritual."
- Bluesfest

"Directors Cut"

Nga Tae is one of the top ten performances I have ever seen in my life.” Peter Noble Director Bluesfest - Rhythms Australia's Roots Music Monthly

"Sounds Aotearoa"

I’m always looking to work with the best. I’m also looking for people who play from their cultures.. a band like NgaTae who I was really impressed by recently at the Melbourne World Music Expo, featuring that wonderful pakeha who plays all the amazing Maori wood instruments( Richard Nunns in collaboration with Paddy Free, Horomona Horo and Waimihi Hotere). They floored me. Creative New Zealand presented a group of really quality cultural acts, and my impression was of how together it was culturally.
Peter Noble Director of Bluesfest Australia - N Z Musician Feb/ March 2011


As Nga Tae
Nga Tae March 2012
With combinations of Nga Tae members, CD’s include
Karekare : Te Reo O Te Whenua Paddy Free with Richard Nunns; also featuring Waimihi Hotere
Feel The Seasons Change Salmonella Dub featuring Paddy Free and Richard Nunns

All artists have extensive discographies in their own right, and with other combinations of artists, including New Zealand’s top musicians in virtually every genre:- The New Zealand String Quartet, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir, Pitch Black, Moana Maniopoto, The New Zealand Trio, to name a few.



Nga Tae (Group of Many Colours.)
Formed late 2010 this group of two Maori and two European have already achieved significant national and international success.
Their debut at the AWME , Melbourne 2010. resulted in an immediate invitation to Bluesfest Australia, April 2011.( 3 performances)
In 2011 they also performed in Ihimaera , Auckland Festival; WOMAD NZ and The Maori Music Awards .
That year of consolidating the group, culminated in the release of their debut CD at Sounds Aotearoa, March 2012 where the group were showcased.
Future performances include Erupt Taupo Festival in May, and for Matariki. (Maori New Year.)