From London jazz clubs and European arts festivals to New Zealand’s International Festival of the Arts, Toni Huata’s style and strength as a performer allow her to stand confidently in the Maori and non-Maori worlds.Toni is a songstress, actor, performer and director whose talent takes her to music and dance festivals both nationally and around the world. Toni has performed in London, Spain, Holland, Germany, Canada, Australia, Hawaii, Rarotonga, the Philippines, and at islands across the Pacific.
Toni affiliates to Maori tribes NgatiKahungunu and Rongowhakaata, and is also of Lebanese, German, Scandinavian and Irish descent. Her music reflects her deep spiritual roots however her vocals range from jazz to soul, opera to kapahaka.
Toni has released five solo albums: she has been nominated for six music awards and her 4th solo album, Hopukia, won Best Maori Pop Album at the Maori Music Awards in 2013. The album made number 3 on the New Zealand Music Charts upon its release. Toni’s fifth and most recent album, Tomokia, is a bilingual album, her second in the dub and electronic genre.