In 2018, Island Women from Tasmania, Aotearoa and Fiji came together at Moonah Arts Centre, to sing the Soul of our Saltwater homes.
Tangaroa Whakamautai (The Waters of Tangaroa) performed by NGA TUAHINE O TE MOANA (Aotearoa: Sisters of the sea) Ngā kaitito o ngā kupu.
Lyric composer(s) Erueti Korewha: (Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāpuhi), Maisey Rika (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe, Te Arawa, Te Whānau-a-Apanui (Iwi whāngai) Ngā kaitito o te rangi. Melody composer(s): JJ Rika (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe, Te Arawa, Te Whānau-a-Apanui (Iwi whāngai), Maisey Rika Te kaiwhakarite i ngā pūoro: Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper (Kai Tahu)
Featuring: Elders Theresa Sainty (Pakana) Aunty Renee (Maori Community) Aunty Mere (Fijian Community); performance groups muka nawnta (saltwater sisters) with Sinsa Mansell dancers, NGA TUAHINE O TE MOANA (Aotearoa: Sisters of the sea, MARAMA NI WASAWASA (FIJI) Women of the Sea), MUKA NAWNTA (Saltwater Sisters) Kartanya Maynard with Danah Ngawhare; artwork by Janice Ross; and poetry by Niara Mansell.
Saltwater Sisters is community owned and directed. Proudly supported by the Tasmanian Aboriginal, Maori and Fijian communities.
Produced by Josh Langford with all of the Saltwater Sisters, video by Scott Gerry Edwards of QuollProjects, sound by Tony Sayer, and support from the whole team at Moonah Arts Centre.