August 03, 2020
Delaney Davidson to helm Troy Kingi folk disc
An award-winning musician Troy Kingi has picked South Island singer-songwriter Delaney Davidson to produce his next record.
Kingi is about to release a funk album as part of his ten-ten-ten series to produce 10 albums in 10 genres in 10 years, and the fifth in the series will be folk.
He says the genre is a match for Māori storytelling.
"A lot of traditional Māori music you could say is folk music as well. Mōteatea is folk music as well, it's talking about the era and the time and it was quite poetic so we have definitely grown up around it," he says.
Troy Kingi has also been picked as this year's Mātairangi Mahi Toi Māori Artist in Residence, a partnership between Massey University and the office of the Governor-General, where he will spend time working in a cottage on the grounds of Government House in Wellington.
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