Smokefree Pacifica Beats is a live, original music, nationwide, youth event that recognises and reflects the unique cultural identity of Aotearoa New Zealand and the South Pacific.
The event started in 1994 as the Urban Beats Award within the Smokefree Rockquest. The event has steadily built over the years into a competition in its own right.
The Smokefree Pacifica Beats competition aims to be a platform for developing and growing young music talent in Aotearoa. It has been a nurturing ground for young artists who are successful today - Nesian Mystik are the only New Zealand band to ever have ten singles all certified gold or platinum.
Smokefree Pacifica Beats aims to motivate young musicians to prove their ability with cultural relevance and realise the heights they can reach in their music careers, and to encourage their peers to support 100% original Aotearoa Kiwi music
Check out some of the music videos produced from other winners of Smokefree Pacifica Beats.
Previous winners list
|2013||Strangely Arousing||Western Heights HS, Rotorua|
|2012||Zkabby Jams||Edgewater College, Auckland|
|2011||Rubber Band||Manurewa College, Auckland|
|2010||Te Paamu||Te Wharekura o Te Rito, Otaki|
|2009||Babylon Riddim||Tamaki College, Auckland|
|2008||Upper2street||Wairoa College, Wairoa|
|2007||Vivah||Auckland Girls Grammar School, Auckland|
|2006||The Jick||Kawerau College, Kawerau|