Musician wins Music Month May
13 June 2003
Music to make you go mmmmmm ... more NZ music than you think.
continues to be a winner in the music field. In 2000, he won Most
Promising Male Vocalist at the New Zealand Music Awards.
That same year his band Weta also picked up Most Promising Band.
This week Aaron
Tokona won Music Month May.
Music Month May was run by Christchurch
City Libraries, and included a competition as well as cards offering
the opportunity to ‘borrow
three music CDs or tapes and get the fourth free ’
Aaron Tokona won
the competition, receiving $200 worth of New Zealand CDs. Five
other names were drawn from the 900 entries to win two
New Zealand CDs each. The competition came to Aaron’s attention while
visiting New Brighton Library with his daughter Asha. While Asha
played with drums
in the library’s music display, Aaron took the time to fill in the
competition entry form.
I often take up to 20 music CDs out at a time, either from my local
Papanui Library, or New Brighton Library, ” Aaron said.
band Weta disbanded in November 2000 after touring New Zealand
with Shihad and Fur Patrol... Even after the group disbanded, Aaron,
its vocalist and guitarist, was nominated for Songwriter of the
Year at the
2001 Tuis, New Zealand ’s Music Awards.
Sue Sutherland, Christchurch
City Libraries manager, has hailed Music Month May as a resounding
competition and our ‘borrow
three music CDs and tapes, get the fourth free’ cards have been so
popular that we issued 24% more CDs and tapes during the month
than we normally do at this time of year. Almost a third of those
entering indicated that
they had not borrowed music from the library before the competition. ”
Christchurch City Libraries ~ Media Releases index