The SOUNZ podcast series ‘The Magpie House’ was also a finalist in the ‘Culture & The Arts Podcast’ category in this year’s NYFRA awards. Only three podcasts were shortlisted in this category, and we are also very proud of this achievement.
To listen to ‘The Magpie House’, visit: https://news.sounz.org.nz/the-magpie-house
Other prominent companies that made the shortlist include HarperCollins Publishers, TBI Media, Radio New Zealand, ABC Radio National, Bloomberg, Intelligence Squared U.S., Lockdown Productions, Fresh Air Productions, SiriusXM, Penguin Random House UK, Swedish Radio, Unusual Productions, Colorado Public Radio, DCP Entertainment, FM Club, JAZZ.FM91, GoLoud, Magnum Opus Broadcasting, Media 24, Radio Free Asia, Radio-Canada, Religion of Sports, Sky News Radio, Sveriges Radio, USG Audio, Virgin Radio UK, and Wondery.
The production team for ‘Sounds of the Moana’ included: Tau’ili’ili Alpha Maiava (Host and Producer), Sophie Yana Wilson (Producer), Diana Marsh, Tiumalu Noma Sio-Faiumu and Leoné Venter (Executive Producers), Phil Brownlee (Sound Engineer), Roger Smith (Production Assistance), Kirsten Johnstone (Script Adviser), Jonathan Engle, Alpana Chovhan, Nina Lesperance and Kelly Mata (Production Assistance).
‘Sounds of the Moana’ podcast guests included: Hūfanga-He-Ako-Moe-Lotu Dr. ‘Okusitino Mahina, Rita Seumanutafa, Leuga Ape Taua’ana Ata Sofara, Ma’ara Maeva, Anonymouz (aka Faiumu Matthew Salapu) and John Kiria.
SOUNZ is currently in the process of implementing its SOUNZ Moana Pacific Peoples Musics Strategy, the first music strategy in Aotearoa for Moana Pacific peoples.
‘Sounds of the Moana’ and ‘The Magpie House’ were part of a series of podcasts and animations that tell the stories of the music and people of Aotearoa New Zealand. This project was funded by Creative New Zealand’s Adaption fund.