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Introducing: Tawahinga

Monday 30th June 2014

Emerging local musicians are given two minutes to introduce one of their songs and say whatever they like about themselves and their music.Your time ... starts ... Now! 

The friends Tawahinga made playing in high school bands have gone on to influence each other over the years.

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Name: Tawahinga

Age: 10 years

Hometown: I moved around a bit as I was growing up, mostly between the Bay of Plenty and Auckland, but I call Auckland home.

Sounds like: Mess. I use mixed media and take a lot of influences and ideas from a range of places. I like to think it sounds kinda dirty.

Musical guilty pleasure: I try not to have guilt about anything musical, but I guess that when I rap along to hip hop with cool beats but messages I strongly disagree with, I feel a bit bad.

Formative musical experience: The main formative part of my musical life would definitely be playing in bands in high school, because it made me life-long friends who have all grown, changed and influenced each other over the years.