Here comes 2012

January 18th, 2012

Kia orana Kotou ka toatoa,

Hope the festive season was enjoyable but safe and you didn’t put on too much weight. The years are just flying by, 2011 came and went and now we have another new year ahead of us. Well, as always, we take the year as if it comes, what ever the universe provides and takes away, we are very thankful to be out there living life and playing music to everyone. Ardijah are looking forward to doing it again this year. We’ll be working on new stuff hopefully some new albums in the pipeline. We definitely have some new video clips coming out this year shot in Hawai’i and Hollywood LA filmed by our mate & Bro Mike from ‘Hakaboy Productions. Looking forward to showing those off. We’ll be bouncing between here and facebook so all good folks, see you soon. Capt Fonk.

Ardijah ‘Le Voyage’ Oz Tour

October 28th, 2011

 

ARDIJAH ~ RUIA ~ ADEAZE “Le Voyage Oz Tour”

3 NOVEMBER ~ THE ESPY, GERSHWIN ROOM, MELBOURNE

 

4 NOVEMBER ~ EMBASSY BALLROOM, PERTH

 

5 NOVEMBER ~ ROOTY HILL RSL, SYDNEY

 

6 NOVEMBER ~ FITZYS LOGANHOLME, BRISBANE

 

Woven into the music tapestry of one of New Zealand’s finest bands whom have graced our stages, followed our life’s journey and touched our hearts for some 28 years, Ardijah are taking their tour ‘LeVoyage’ to Aussie this November as part of the journey to share home grown music with our expat Kiwi community residing in Aussie who are always longing for the shores of Aotearoa. Accompanying Ardijah on the tour this year are our R&B Samoan brothers Adeaze, and well known Maori reggae jazz musician Ruia Aperahama, to also bring their sounds of home to your hearts.Ardijah’s recognition and contribution to the New Zealand Music Industry for over two decades has been recently honoured as recent recipients of the 2011 Waiata Maori Music ‘Industry Award’ and the 2010Pacific Music, Lifetime Achievement Award 2010.

The latest album, ‘The Best Poly Fonk’ was released November 2010 and is a definitive collection of their distinctive classic hits with a twist ~ the addition of four popular cover songs. Ardijahs’ fifth album thus far.

 

Ardijah Celebrate Matariki

May 4th, 2011

Matariki - Te Arawa Poster for 23 June 2011

YES! IT WENT OFF! Awesome gig!

“Kua tae ki te Wa” – The Time has Come
“An evening celebrating Matariki and honouring Te Arawa women”

In our traditional Māori histories and herstories, Matariki epitomises a mother surrounded by her six daughters, while we acknowledge in other traditions and Polynesian societies there is the belief that Matariki is a male star.

In light of the upheaval which has beset many of us in Aotearoa New Zealand following the earthquakes in Christchurch and right around the Pacific, a passionate group of Te Arawa women felt the time has come – “Kua Tae Ki Te Wā” will be an evening of reclamation and celebration of Papatūānuku and her children to herald a time of growth, a time of change, a time of rebirth.

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Ardijah Best PolyFonk Tour.

January 17th, 2011

Ardijah are putting together a tour to promote and celebrate the recently released ‘Ardijah the best PolyFonk’ album which is schedule to happen in March/April 2011. Keep checking this space for tour details.

“Moments like these”.

December 29th, 2010

If you’re near a music store in New Zealand, grab a free copy of the latest NZ Musician mag, Vol 16, Dec/Jan 2011 issue. It features an interview with some history about the bands humble beginnings.

Ardijah @ Clarence St, Hamilton Theatre. 10 Dec 2010.

November 11th, 2010

Ardijah @ Clarence St Theatre.10 Dec 2010Check out this gig. Ideal for your Christmas work break-up parties or for any get together, this gig is open to the public so make a night of it. Grab your mates, book your tickets and spend the night with Ardijah celebrating the new ‘Best PolyFonk’ album. (The advertising poster has a typo) It’s one night only, December 10th. You get a dinner and show. You know!? dine and dance! Enquire online for details. Tickets still available. See you there!

Ardijah play Tahiti @ the ‘Super Aito’ race.

August 18th, 2010

Ardijah play for the 1st time in Tahiti @ the ‘Super Aito’ (Oe Va’a Outrigger Canoe) August 14th 2010. A nice warm break from the New Zealand winter. It was more like a working holiday but without the work. The Island was beautiful, the people and the food was ‘meita’i roa’. The gig at To’ata, (the main waterfront area in Pape’ete) set to a backdrop of a beautiful Tahitian sunset, went off with the new audience being exposed the Ardiajh PolyFonk sound. The response to the band’s music was awesome, a bit of the new mixed in with the traditional. Happy people everywhere. “Maruru roa”.

Ardijah jam da PolyFonk in Australia.

August 4th, 2010

Ardijah jammed in GoldCoast & Melbourne 31st July & 1 Aug. It was short but sweet! Just another catch up with the Ardijah fan family. The Band has been around since the late 70’s and still we have old friends that still haven’t seen Ardijah live! “Keep it coming love”.

2010 Pacific Music Awards Ardijah receive ‘Lifetime achievement’ Award.

June 1st, 2010

Pacific awards 2010 3HousesDown copy

On Saturday 29th May 2010, Ardijah received the ‘Manukau Institute of Technology Life Time Achievement Award’ acknowledging the bands contribution to New Zealand Music, from a career spanning 30 years. A collage video clip of songs released by the band played on the big screen during the award, followed by an  acoustic interpretation of  the classic hit song ‘Watchin’ U’ beautifully performed by the South Auckland Duo, Adeaze. Other recipients of the night included Otara Reggae Band ‘3HousesDown’  (pictured)  who picked up awards for ‘Apra Best Pacific Song’.  The night was jam packed with performances from groups like: J Williams, Smashproof, The Fuemana Whanau with Sweet & Irie, ending with a showcase from DawnRaid Entertainment. This will be a night to remember, Aotearoa’s (N.Z.) finest Pacific artist celebrating their voice through the language of music. Kia Manuia Tatou katoatoa. Congratulations everyone!!!!!!!

New! The Best”PolyFonk” Album, Out Before Christmas 2010

May 7th, 2010

Ardijah have completed a ‘Best of the PolyFonk’ album which will be out before Christmas 2010 but will be first released in Tahiti 14th Aug at the ‘Super Aito’ Oe Va’a (Waka ama) competition. Ardijah will also be playing at the races to introduce the band to our Tahitian brothers and sisters. The Album will also be released in Aotearoa (N.Z.) later on in the year. Lately Ardijah have been doing more Private gigs than public ones so when the album is done, we will endeavour to tour Aotearoa and where ever else our music takes us.

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