A project hoping to ignite those disengaged from politics to stand as one (Tūtahi).
The voice of New Zealand's democracy is lost. Again - record numbers didn’t vote in the 2014 General Election!
If this trend continues, then within a few years participation in our democracy will reach catastrophically low levels.
Make our collective voices heard and keep our democracy strong.
Let’s flip the script.
Bob Marley’s influence on our nation cannot be underestimated. His one and only concert in New Zealand, at Auckland’s Western Springs in April 1979, left a lasting mark on a country still striving to define its cultural identity.
Bob inspired a feeling of hope in New Zealand that still resonates to this day.
After the Marley estate blessed us with recording confirmation on Friday the 1st of August, by the following Wednesday (Jamaican Independence Day) we had 22 amazing NZ artists collaborating on this inspiring project.
"Get Up, Stand Up" was the last performed on stage, on September 23, 1980 at the Stanley Theater, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Let’s keep his voice alive by getting up, standing up and making a positive change for generations of kiwis to come.
Get Up Stand Up
Written by B.Marley and P.Tosh
Covered by Tūtahi (Stand as One)
Arranged By W.Maxwell / L.Kora
Engineered by Lee Prebble
Produced by Loop Recordings Aot(ear)oa
Warren Maxwell: Clav, Keys
Laughton Kora: Guitar, Hammond
Brad Kora: Drums
Rio Hunuki-Hemopo: Bass
Alistair Fraser: Pukaea
Tiki Taane: Pūtātara (conch shell)
Vocalists (Alphabetical Order):
Charlie Pome’e (Three Houses Down)
Daniel Weetman (The Black Seeds)
Darren Katene (1814)
ENO (SuperVillains RMC)
Laughton Kora (Kora, L.A.B.)
Logan Bell (Katchafire)
Rio Hunuki-Hemopo (TrinityRoots)
Warren Maxwell (TrinityRoots)
Executive Producer: Mikee Tucker
Assistant Producer: Jaz Kapow
2nd Assistant Producer: Sophia Bramhall
Assistant Engineer: Jason Huss
Mastering: Mike Gibson
Music Video: Johnny Agnew, Azita Pirnia
Recorded at Roundhead Studios, Auckland, New Zealand.
Made with permission from the Bob Marley estate, Hebbes Music Group PTY Ltd, Mushroom Music PTY Ltd and Campbell Connelly Australia PTY Ltd.