Well known and much acclaimed musician and activist Tigi Ness is joined on stage by his nephew Tommy Nee Nee - destined too to achieve stellar success - for a virtuoso display of song and spoken word.
Tigilau (Tigi) Ness is a Niuean New Zealand reggae artist and activist. Having started his musical career as a founding member of reggae group Twelve Tribes of Israel over 30 years ago, he has since gone on to create the band Unity (now Unity Pacific) who released their debut album From Street to Sky in 2003. Tigi’s contribution to music was recognised in 2009 when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pacific Music Awards. As an activist, Tigi was an early member of the Polynesian Panthers, has taken part in Māori land protests and was active in opposing apartheid and the 1981 Springbok Tour.
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