Waiata / Anthems - Season 1

Waiata / Anthems - Season 1

Waiata / Anthems - Season 1

Docuseries expansion and update on the chart-topping album from 2019, following Aotearoa artists who each go on a journey to transform one of their existing songs into te reo Māori. Individual episodes follow the likes of Che Fu, Bic Runga, Hollie Smith and more.

2021New Zealand

Streaming (1 Provider)

1 May 2021

Episode 1

Scared to sing in Māori, Hollie Smith wants to be braver. Alongside Don McGlashan, Hollie stands up to perform one of Aotearoa's most beloved songs.

1 May 2021

Episode 2

Recording the band's first ever waiata reo Māori, Katchafire's Logan Bell deals with familiar challenges many Māori face in reclaiming their language. He must confront his fears and the hurt caused by the loss of... MORE language.

1 May 2021

Episode 3

Following global success, Drax Project find a deeper connection with Aotearoa. Opening their hearts to the sounds of taonga pūoro, the band come to harness the true power of waiata reo Māori.

1 May 2021

Episode 4

Bic Runga shines light on her shadowed past of racial struggles, speaking for the first time about a defining moment when she felt the country had turned on her.

1 May 2021

Episode 5

Translating his well-known song into Māori pushes Avondale rapper MELODOWNZ beyond his comfort zone and deep into a life-changing family discovery he knew nothing about.
1 May 2021

Episode 6

Che Fu's song, Fade Away, written to honour a friendship, becomes a waiata of remembrance, 20 years since its release.
1 May 2021

Episode 7

Annie Crummer embraces her dyslexia and channels her inner diva to create a waiata, bringing together the sounds of Māori of Aotearoa and the Cook Islands.