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been | The New Waves World Tour

The epitome of a Kiwi summer: Sun, wine, and beats courtesy of Kings, Nico & Vinz, P-Money and Six60.

On Saturday, as the sun was beating down and the wine was flowing; the beats were provided by an outstanding line-up of artists.  The ten thousand sold-out crowd were treated to a line-up of  worthy of a festival.

To begin the night, Kings, graced the stage. He set the bar high, performing tracks from his debut album, Chapter One, including Domino, We’ll never Know and his chart topping single Don’t Worry Bout It. The crowd were truly warmed up.

Kings | #IamNewZealand #NikonD7200

Next to take stage were Nico & Vinz. Bouncing and shaking across the stage, their enigmatic performance got the crowd, to part ways with their cheese platters and move to their choreographed dances. Hyping up the punters, they performed, their catalogue of chart topping singles including, That’s How You Know, When the Day Comes and ended their set with Am I Wrong, leaving us all wanting more.

Nico & Vinz | #NikonD7200

Keeping the beats going and getting us just that much more hyped; P-Money took the crowd on a musical journey playing a selection of hip-hop, dance and Kiwi classic tracks.

P-Money | #IamNewZealand #NikonD7200

With the sun finally setting, the warm summer air cooling, and twilight glowing, it was time for Six60’s homecoming. Eli, Chris, Ji, Marlon and Matiu glowed as they made their way to the front of the stage. Every single member of the audience were on their feet during the hour long set. Six60 performed classics including Don’t Forget Your Roots and RIse Up and an encore performance of Don’t Give It Up from their latest EP Six60. Their incredible performance also included Eli and Chris’ signature drum off.

Six60 | #IamNewZealand #NikonD7200

If I was ever asked what a Kiwi summer feels like, The New Waves World Tour at Villa Maria Winery would be a classic example.

Check out photographs from the show.  All photographs were taken on a Nikon D7200.  #IamNewZealand #NikonD7200

humans of mac+mae: Kingdon (Kings) Tetinga Chapple-Wilson

I struggled identifying who I was growing up as a kid. My parents split when I was young and I stayed with my mum. I’d lost touch of my Maori heritage and my primary source of MAN or KING energy. It left me feeling out of place, and having identity issues.

Reconnecting with my dad in later years I was able to see the beauty of him, my family and my culture.

My Grandad (on the left) Arnold Maanaki Wilson, was one of the first Maori artists to graduate from Elam Art School. He had a unique and contemporary approach to Maori art and carving and was known as an innovator. He was a visionary and his goal was to bring people together through his art and his presence.

My Dad (on the right) Anthony Wilson, followed in this path, creating various programs to help and support troubled youth at Awataha Marae. He is also a great carver and an innovator in both business and creative thinking.

They are true KINGS in their creative fields.

Best known for his no. 1 single, “Don’t Worry Bout It”, Kingdon  (Kings) Tetinga Chapple-Wilson is a 26-year-old Maori/Samoan hailing from Auckland’s North Shore.  Signed to Warner Music, this multi-talented artist sings, produces and writes his own songs. His latest single, “What We Supposed to Do” is out now.

Hikurangi Jackson from Marae caught up with Kings last month.

Inspired by the ‘Humans of New York’ series, we’re talking to our network find out what’s special to them, whether it’s a place, a thing, or a memory – Meet the “humans of mac+mae” –    http://bit.ly/HoMaM