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Dean Hapeta, a.k.a. Te Kupu (The Word) is a composer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, music & video producer. He penned, and then in 1988 released, E Tū, the first rap 12” record in Aotearoa, with the group he continues to lead to this day, UHP / Upper Hutt Posse, who released their eighth album in 2022, titled Hau. Hosting Te Kupu Nā Te Kupu on Te Reo Irirangi o Te Ūpoko o Te Ika since September 16, 2016, having initiated and hosted the program for a few months in 1998. Acknowledged as an artist of conscience. Inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame / Te Whare Taonga Puoro o Aotearoa in 2018.

 

Now completing a Three-Volume Autobiography that revolves around Ngātahi – KnowTheLinks, a six-part rapumentary that he made single-handed, completed in 2012, which took him to twenty-three countries, capturing arts and activism amongst Native and marginalized people.

Views disclaimer : The views and opinions expressed in this radio programme 'Te Kupu Nā Te Kupu' are solely those of its guests and  host, Te Kupu, and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions held by Te Reo Irirangi O Te Upoko O Te Ika management or trustees.

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