Tama Waipara has worked across multiple artforms as composer, actor, musical director and producer. He was signed by New York label ObliqSound as a vocalist and songwriter after graduating from the Manhattan School of Music.
Tama's album 'Fill Up The Silence' was awarded Best Roots Album at the 2013 Vodafone NZ Music Awards. He's collaborated with many NZ artists and recently performed with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Jon Toogood and Julia Deans.
As a brilliant Māori artist we though it fitting to ask Tama to put together his Waitangi Day playlist featuring many amazing Māori musicians and tracks relating to sovereignty.