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MAWSA Live Lounge presents

R&B / Soul

(Pōneke / Wellington)

Emma Jonathan, best known as E.J is a young Māori singer/songwriter who is based in Wellington, New Zealand. She performs a balance of contemporary R&B/soul that is gathered from influential artists such as, H.E.R, SZA and Summer Walker. 

E.J began performing at a young age, whether that was through choir, kapa haka, musicals and dance. She'd perform at local competitions and festivals. She has recently completed her last year at Massey University, studying a bachelors degree in Commercial Music. E.J has plans to continue her musicality through becoming a teacher in the near future.

E.J’s sound is able to present the world that she thrives in through nostalgic value and timeless beginnings. The soft tones and mellow harmonies will slip you into a dream of pure bliss. She first made her appearance on the conjoined R&B/Hip Hop album, Session 188 and is now preparing to promote and release her debut EP called ‘Time’. All tracks

will consist of R&B and māori influences with a concept of sharing her first experiences

and memories. ‘Time’ was firstly shown at Massey University's Exposure 2021 and will be revealed to a wider audience in January 2022. E.J aspires to release music that shows

her authentic self and unique style. Get ready for what is yet to come with our upcoming artist, E.J. 

3pm, Fri 25 Feb | FREE

Fortune Favours Music Series Stage, Te Whanganui-a-Tara (behind Te Papa)

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MAWSA Live Lounge:

Come on down to hear some of Wellington's epic upcoming musical talent at the MAWSA Live Lounge! There'll be an awesome line-up of rising bands and solo artists who are making waves in the local music scene - both current students and recent graduates from Massey's School of Commercial Music.