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NRG RISING

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand | SELF

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand | SELF
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NRG Rising is featured as Track 1 Volume 1 on this compilation roots album featuring the best of the Concious Roots Music of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Benita Tahuri, one of the lead singers of NRG Rising also features on the CD cover of the album. - EMI - The Best of Concious Roots


This is the link to the CD Compilation Album that NRG Rising's song, 'No Longer Yours' is featured on.

You can see the band NRG Rising and the link will take you to their very popular Facebook Page.

You can also find NRG Rising on their NRG Rising Officical Website Page www.nrgrising.com - Pacific Roots - Japan


27 Feb 2011 // A review by BrendaF

This is the debut album for a hard working mother and daughter trio from Hamilton with their roots solidly grounded in reggae. Despite only being around for 18 months, they have crammed a lot in including gigs throughout the Auckland/Bay of Plenty/Gisborne/Hawkes Bay areas and headlining a number of festivals and now, an album.

This album did surprise me with the professionalism, strong work ethic and a natural flow that shines through. I really felt that this group believes in what they are singing and the messages behind each song. The vocals, while not overpowering, were strong and the harmonies were well thought out.

This is not surprising after reading their principles that they follow. These include empowerment and self-determination that is strongly apparent in the lyrics.

The album opens with the title track "From Darkness to Light" which starts off quite R&B and soulful. Part way through, it changes (very successfully) to a reggae base but still maintaining that dub feeling. The lyrics induced hope and a strong belief in oneself.

"Turn the Music Up" was another stand out track for me. I found the small run of a cappella chords within the song a pleasant surprise. This is a track that would be great to socialise with.

Not often do I come across with an album with a mixture of languages and cultures, but I found the track "Nohau Te Ao" in Te Reo quite melodic and uplifting. It fitted well within the overall presentation of the album and it shows a strength, a belief, in ones self, culture and the desire to keep and show this beautiful language for what it is – truly a treasure.

NGR Rising are touring soon, so check out their page to see if they will be in your area. They definitely a group to see. - music.net.nz


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The only fresh female, mother and daughter reggae trio on the NZ reggae music scene and possibly the world! An amazing show, soothing harmonies and soulful vocals, and fun, refreshing onstage presence. Now turning to the international scene after a exceptionally successful tour in New Mexico, USA.

The story is about to take off into a new and outrageously exciting direction as the newest international band out of New Zealand to hit the USA. This tour found connections with the Native people from all over the USA as they shared their positive messages of empowerment, strength faith hope and belief. Moved at many levels the experience has bought a deep and undeniable pathway that is opening up for them all.
The story is about to take off into a new and outrageously exciting direction as the newest international band out of New Zealand.

Including in their sets the option of a traditional Maori experience, set they are about to expand. Check out the story so far...

The Story so far... NRG Rising is one of the fastest moving reggae bands in New Zealand. This energetic, focused, and driven band has been around in the music scene for 3 years, and has achieved many milestones since their first gig in May 2009. Some hightlights

September 2011: NRG Rising opened for international reggae legends THIRD WORLD (Jamaica) on 27th May 2011 at Mt Action centre Tauranga and 28th May 2011 at Logan Campbell Centre Auckland. 2011

October 2011: Supported Kolohe Kai and Rebel Souljahs (Hawaii)

Feb 2011: Released first album ‘From Darkness To Light’

Mar 2011: Released another single Rua Kenana featuring Jamey Ferguson from Katchafire on Saxophone

May 2011: Opened 2 shows for international reggae legends THIRD WORLD

Jul 2011: First international release in Japan, with their song No Longer Yours featuring on the Pacific Roots compilation album, featuring Australasian and Pacific artists including Katchafire, The Black Seeds Six60, House of Shem, Darky Roots, 1814, The Midnights, Aaradhna, Iva Lamkum, Ad Eaze, Sweet & Irie, Zion Hill

Dec 2012: Performed at Exodus Reggae Concert 2012, Papamoa, Tauranga, NZ

Jan 2012: Performed at Ragamuffin International Reggae Festival 2012, Rotorua, NZ

Apr 2012: Single ‘Rua Kenana’ featured on Best of Conscious Roots album

Apr 2012: First international tour of USA, incl. international guest artist at Gathering of Nations POW WOW, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sept 2012: Second international showing, supporting Katchafire, internationally renowned and world class reggae sensations in Sydney and New Castle

Finalist in the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, Best International World Album, Winnepeg, Canada

NRG Rising named No. 9 in the 10 Best Indigenous Musical Moments of 2012 by RPMfm.

2013: NRG Rising's song From Darkness to Light has been featured on another international music compilation. Idle No More: Songs for Life Volume 2

January 2013: NRG Rising song From Darkness to Light features on Volume 3 of the Pacific Roots compilation album for JAPAN, released in Tokyo.

NRG rising has performed over 170 gigs, over 120 of those have been NRG Rising signature gigs, in New Zealand.