Ria Hall

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Ria Hall is a New Zealand recording artist and presenter on Maori TV's AIA Marae DIY in 2012-13. Read more on Wikipedia


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  • View on NZ On Screen Ria Hall

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "Bilingual Māori singer Ria Hall (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Waikato) was born in Tauranga and has a background in kapa haka. She fronted reggae band Hope Road and has been a live backing vocalist for Hollie Smith and Trinity Roots. Hall describes her own music as "roots/neo-soul". She sang the Rugby World Cup anthem at the 2011 opening ceremony; the following year her self-titled album was named album of the year at the NZ Music Awards. " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Like it's Over (featuring Ria Hall)

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Music Video

    "In this video Australian Idol victor Stan Walker works his wardrobe and dance moves in Auckland's Point Erin Pool, with help from singer (and aunt!) Ria Hall. Director Shae Stirling doubles up the talent, thanks to copious use of split screen. Copy written for the video's premiere on website Stuff describes the song as being about knowing that a relationship is over, but trying to keep it going regardless. In the same year Walker made his big screen debut in Mt Zion, judged The X Factor NZ and opened for Beyoncé. " (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Best of Me

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Soul ; Reggae ; Music Video

    "On this song from her debut EP, bilingual Wellington singer/songwriter Ria Hall marries her respect for tradition and her use of te reo and kapa haka to the very contemporary beats of producer Riki Gooch (Eru Dangerspiel, Trinity Roots). This mix of old and new is echoed in director Jessica Sanderson's video. It casts Hall as four characters drawn from mythology to ward off the evil of Babylon and is set against a strikingly modern dreamscape of video effects, imagery and lighting. It won Best Video by a Māori Artist at the 2012 Māori Music Awards." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Aotearoa

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Te Reo ; Music Video

    "Launched for 2014's Māori Language Week, the video for 'Aotearoa' is a showcase of Kiwi scenery and musical talent, led by main vocalist Stan Walker. 'Aotearoa' began when TV producer Mātai Smith, aware 1983’s 'Poi-E' was the last te reo song to hit number one, thought it might be nice to repeat the feat (in the end he had to settle for the number two spot). Stan Walker wrote the track with his Mt Zion co-star Troy Kingi and singers Vince Harder and Ria Hall. Hall calls the result “a song to celebrate our nation, our landscape, our uniqueness, our language and our people”." (NZ On Screen summary)

 

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