The revival of reo Māori has been a topic of conversation for many years with many industries and communities coming together to make changes and support this initiative. Following the first run of Waiata Anthems Week in September, an industry-wide campaign to bring waiata reo Māori to the spotlight, many thoughtful conversations have been circulating about the impact of te reo Māori in our music industry.
For the love of the language (e-tangata.co.nz)
"Dame Hinewehi Mohi (Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngāi Tūhoe) is the driving force behind the Waiata Anthems album project which enabled young artists like Six60 and Lorde to record their hit songs in te reo Māori. Here she writes about the motivation for the project and why it's dear to her heart."