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Anika Moa talks ‘Songs for Bubbas 2’

The Kiwi songstress celebrates the release of her latest children's album
Anika Moa

With today marking the release of Anika Moa’s new album, Songs for Bubbas 2, the ‘Dreams in My Head’ singer has a busy road ahead – literally!

Anika, 35, will be travelling around the country on the ‘In Between Nap Times’ tour, created especially for parents and their tots to enjoy. With just a gold coin donation required for entry, this tour with a twist is expected to draw around 100 parents and their children at each venue, so Anika can engage closely with the audience.

Songs for Bubbas 2 was funded with help from Anika’s fans on Pledge Me, and the songstress says this tour is her way of giving back to everyone who helped the album come to life.

The singer-songwriter – who popped the question to long-time love Natasha Utting last year – is a proud mum to three-year-old twins Barry and Taane, from her previous marriage to ex-wife Azaria Universe.

Anika and Natasha also welcomed their first child together, Soren, in 2014 – so the singer has plenty of experience when it comes to serenading the littlies!

“My muses and focus group is my own children and Songs for Bubbas 2 is joyfully jammed with 12 songs which have them dancing with delight and which have earned their personal stamp of approval,” Anika said of the inspiration behind the record.

The album takes young listeners on an imaginative journey, from escaping wild animals, to being popped in a witch’s stew.

Along the way, they meet a naughty martial arts obsessed rat who likes to Chop! Chop! and a loveable rogue of a Taniwha. The album also helps teach Te Reo with a cover of the classic Maori song ‘A Haka Ma’ and a rendition of ‘E Te Ariki’.

More information on Anika’s album and upcoming tour dates can be found at her Facebook page and website.

Meet Anika Moa and Natasha Utting's little treasure

Anika and her fiancee Natasha welcomed a baby boy, Soren, in 2014.

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