Reb has been awarded the prestigious 2021 Taite Music Prize for her 2020 self-titled album.

Named after the late Dylan Taite, one of Aotearoa’s most respected music journalists, the Taite Music Prize recognises outstanding creativity for an album.

Speaking on the album, 2021 judging panel member Sarah Illingworth commented that “Reb Fountain sees its eponymous creator at the top of her game – or perhaps preparing to climb to new and headier peaks. The album and Reb’s path to releasing it captures the independent spirit championed by the Taite Music Prize while sparkling with the high calibre of production and performance that makes an artist a star.”

The ceremony also included the presentation of the Independent Music NZ Classic Record Award to Patea Māori Club for their iconic 1983 single ‘Poi E’.

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