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About Awkward Talks

Tēnā koutou! Nau mai, haere mai ki te Awkward Talks (AT).



Building accessible conversations, by harnessing vulnerability, authenticity and a touch of awkwardness; to create connection and manaaki within the Aotearoa music industry.


An Awkward talk consists of sharing knowledge, having a laugh, uncovering uncomfortable truths, talking a bit of sh*$ and maybe sharing a song or two.

We also share amazing resources, articles with guest writers and the odd pop-up event so subscribe to stay updated!



Hosted by Tahini Bikini's CAE (Ngāpuhi, Tainui) and solo artist WALKER, each month they invite artists and music pro's to speak on everything that hides behind the musical veil and generic radio interviews.

CAE & WALKER use their skills in storytelling and speaking to guide a courageous kōrero, breaking boundaries and facilitating open spaces for artists, musical professionals and audience alike.

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