Papa Ra

New Zealand

Kia ora, ko Rawiri Pene tōku ingoa, he uri tēnei nō Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Haua, me Ngāti Hikairoa ki Tainui. I have been a singer-songwriter for the past 40 years, my genre is mauri music, songs of the spirit, love of the people, beat of the land. My last international performance was at Healing our Spirit Worldwide international conference 2019. Currently, I am regularly performing at Papataumata/Hight Ground AOD Treatment Centre, which includes a whānau performance. I write in both Māori and English about relateable kaupapa that includes the environment, love, suicide, and healing. Mauri ora