We are back in Auckland (Tāmaki Makaurau) for the epic Smokefree Tangata Beats Auckland Finals!
It’s the first time we’ve run Smokefree Tangata Beats as a stand alone event, usually the competition runs through the Smokefreerockquest events in each region throughout the country. This year we had so many Auckland entrants for Smokefree Tangata Beats that we had to create two whole new events. Last weekend at the heats we whittled down all the talent to the top 12 who are now here to compete in the Auckland final, the competition is fierce!
Last year’s Smokefreerockquest solo/duo national champ Sonotane Kaufusi is back this year and has entered Smokefree Tangata Beats with his band ‘Mit Eldner’. Sonotane sang in Māori and Tongan and no one was surprised when these guys took out the top spot at the Auckland final.