New Zealand R&B and soul singer Aaradhna will be in Taiwan to celebrate the Maori New Year.

The multiple award-winning artist will perform at a free concert at Tiehua village in Taitung this Friday.

Aaradhna, who is of Samoan and Indian descent, explored what she experienced of casual racism in New Zealand with her fourth studio album, “Brown Girl”, released in 2016.

She famously gave away her hip-hop award at the 2016 New Zealand Music Awards, saying she felt like she’d been placed in a category for brown people.

And she’ll be headlining the open concert on Friday, as part of the week-long Matariki Festival, organized by New Zealand officials and Taiwan’s Council of Indigenous Peoples.


photo source: Aaradhna Facebook