talks music in te reo Māori
This year's waiata anthems participants include Kiwi favourite Katchafire with their hit song 100 or what can now be called Karawhiua.
Waiata Anthems started in 2019 as a music project by Hinewehi Mohi to support NZ musicians to embrace te reo Māori in their work. This time around it has become a documentary series.
Katchafire were among seven artists selected for the 2021 documentary series, alongside household names like Che Fu, Bic Runga, Annie Crummer and rangatahi favourites Drax Project and Melodownz.
Katchafire lead singer Logan Bell told the Herald that Karawhiua was written to the women in their lives who hold down the fort when the band are on tour.