October 03, 2019
Second Maioha Award for Tyna Keelan
Eight years after winning the APRA songwriting award for waiata with his song Ko Koe, Tyna Keelan has picked up his second Maioha Award.
The award for Ka Ao was shared with vocalist and former student Angelique Te Rauna and her uncle Mātauranga Te Rauna.
Ka Ao is a piano ballad about finding self-confidence and following dreams.
Another highlight of last night's Apra Silver Scroll Awards in Auckland was the induction of Ruru Karaitiana, Pixie Williams, and Jim Carter into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame for their 1949 hit Blue Smoke, the first commercial record to be recorded and pressed in New Zealand.
The winner of the APRA Silver Scroll was Hannah Topp aka Aldous Harding for her song The Barrel.
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