Youthtown music out of Girls’ High
Out of 48 spots in the Play it Strange Youthtown songwriting competition, Gisborne Girls’ High School songwriters took out 12 places. This means each pair of the young composers wins a professional recording of their song.
And the winners and their song titles are . . .
Bubbie Wharepapa and Grace Kautai — Brothers and Sisters
Fariha Fatema and Sophie Wilson — Face it
Arieal Middleton and Caira Bruce — Grow up
Ripeka Akurangi and Timana Pokoati — Korero Mai
Layana Keelan-Tuapawa and Berny Tupou — Reality
Else Pauwels and Claire Ellmers — Small but Strong
Skye Kawhena-Nepia and Ratu Pourau — Whakapehapeha
Aliya Ali and Giana-Lee Moore — Best Days of our Lives
Briar James and Lucy Davis —Cathedrals of Promises
Marara Mahue and Keira Evison — Teenage Repeat
Wairere Lewis and Abigail Moa — Teenybopper
Te Raipine Rangiuaia and Bailey Chaffey — Whanau
Out of the 48, 20 finalist songs will be chosen to be recorded and mastered for the 2020 Youthtown Songwriting Competition album, which will be available for free download and streaming on the Play It Strange website, playitstrange.org.nz