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WAI.TAI is a Maori-World Fusion Collective band with unique, contemporary and original music from right here in Aotearoa. The band merges it with music from all over the world and seamlessly infuses it with Te Reo Maori language. The results can be in one moment contemplative, and the next upbeat with driving rhythms. WAI.TAI is into conscientious, environmental and social advocacy from an indigenous perspective and loves to share with diverse-friendly audiences because "we want to spread the good stuff everywhere!"


Contact us if you'd like WAI.TAI to play at your event.

Past concerts + tours.
Boston, USA (Wellesley College/University, Nubian Gallery)

New York, Long Island, USA

Auckland Folk Festival (main stage + several other concerts)
WellyFest Folk Festival (main stage + several other concerts), Wellington
Whare Flat Dunedin Folk Festival (main stage)

Hamsterfest Music Festival (main stage + other concerts), Hamilton

Te Rangi Music Festival, Hawkes Bay (main stage + other concerts)

Oparau Acoustic Festival, Waikato (main stage + other concerts)

Patuha Festival, Taranaki

Wunderbar, Lyttelton

Le Cafe, Picton

International Jazz Festival

Bands On Board, Interislander

Waitangi Day community day, Paekakariki

Festival of Lights, Taranaki
Parihaka Puanga Kai Rau Festival, Taranaki
Whirinaki Whare Taonga | Expressions, Upper Hutt

Music in Parks, Auckland (several)
Bunker + Bunker Hill Unplugged, Auckland (several)
One2One, Ponsonby, Auckland (several)
Backbeat, K'Rd, Auckland
Rafters, Ponsonby, Auckland (several)
Maritime Museum, Auckland (several)
Head of the Fish Tour (Whanganui, Paekakariki, Upper Hutt)

Up Close + Personal Tour (Taranaki, Wairarapa, Wellington)
Studio 64, Inglewood, Taranaki
Acoustic Routes, Wellington
Te Pahu Sound Lounge, Waikato
Corelli's, Devonport, Auckland (several)
Blacknote, Streamed live to nationwide iwi radio stations, Auckland
Windsor Bar, Parnell, Auckland
Juice Bar, Parnell, Auckland

Whanganui Musicians Club, Whanganui

St Peters Village Hall, Paekakariki

Mainly Acoustic, Upper Hutt

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