Award-winning singer songwriter Anika Moa will bring her high energy Chop Chop Hiyaaa! tour for children to Warkworth and Wellsford in March.
As part of the Auckland Arts Festival, Anika will perform at the Warkworth Town Hall on March 22 at
11am and the Wellsford District Community Centre on March 23 at 4pm.
The show will be 45 minutes of tracks from both of her Songs for Bubbas albums.
“It’s a really fun show with a lot of participation opportunities for the children,” Anika says.
“I’ve followed the Auckland Arts Festival for years now so it’s a huge honour to be a part of it this time.”
Anika started out in the music industry in 2002 after signing a deal with Atlantic Records in the United States.
She has recorded five studio albums and won four New Zealand music awards, but changed her genre to children’s music after having twins.
“Being a mother is a real challenge and I found music was a way to channel my emotions.
“My children have provided me with most of my content for the Songs for Bubbas albums.”
Half of the content in the show will be in Te Reo Maori and children will be given actions to join in with.
“I’ve played in front of 60,000 people and then 60 people. I prefer the smaller venues because it’s more personal so I’m looking forward to this tour.”
Anika recommends the show for mothers and their children aged between zero and eight.
Tickets are $10 each or $28 for a family pass, available from aaf.co.nz