GO Live: AhoriBuzz spreads simple truth
AhoriBuzz is the jam-band project of ex-Cairo Knife Fight and ex-Weta frontman Aaron Tokona.
Tokona wrote a song called Into the Sunshine for last year's Global Citizen concert, striving to make it as powerful, beautiful and uplifting as possible.
The Global Citizen concert aimed to be a soundtrack to a worldwide social movement to end extreme poverty within a generation.
Christchurch-based Tokona says that everyone, from Mexico to Taihape, ''lives under the same sun''.
It's a change of pace for AhoriBuzz stylistically, but for Tokona the song resonates due to this simple truth within its chorus.
''It doesn't matter who you are, it doesn't matter where you live, we all share the same sun,'' he says.
Into the Sunshine was recorded at Neil Finn's Roundhead Studios in Auckland. Joining AhoriBuzz on the track are Anika Moa, Anna Coddington, Laughton Kora, Jol Mulholland, Nick Gaffaney and 10 members of the Auckland Gospel Choir.
It will be released to radio in a few weeks.
Today Tokona performs an acoustic version of Into the Sunshine and explains the inspiration behind it, with a few laughs along the way.
You never know how things are going to roll when Tokona is in the studio, and that's part of AhoriBuzz's charm.
See more at facebook.com/ahoribuzz.
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