Apr 21, 2021


Maori News & Indigenous Views

Takataapui artist launches debut song

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A young takataapui from Wellington will release his debut pop single this weekend which he hopes will shine the spotlight on marriage equality.

Jevan Goulter, 23, has recorded a pop track called Loud which he reckons people will kanikani to when theyre looking for a bit of hiringa.

Its a pretty mean track I think, Jevan enthuses. Its got a lot of energy and definitely makes me walk with a bit more swag!

Goulter now works in Parliament as a party leaders Executive Assistant, and came up with the idea for the track while at work one day.

When you watch the activities in Parliament on TV it can be quite loud and quite aggressive, but in reality its a pretty quiet place, he says.

I really needed something to rark it up a bit.

The video for the track, which will also be released this weekend, features a cameo from the worlds first transgender Mayor and Member of Parliament, Georgina Beyer (Ng?ti Porou), as the Pope. Georgina is marrying two guys in the scene, which is my little statement for marriage equality.

The marriage equality debate is strong, and Jevan thinks full equality needs to be achieved.

I think its pretty bad that consenting adults in New Zealand can still be discriminated against based on their sexuality. Aroha is aroha is aroha.
Loud debuts on iTunes,

Amplifier and YouTube this Saturday, 21 July.

High resolution image of Jevan Goulter available.

For more information, please contact:
Jevan Goulter


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