Phil Fuemana Profile

Peter McLennan
6 Jun 2013

“We saw music as one way of getting out of Otara. The music is about survival and creating a future where my family and their kids can be comfortable.”

Phil Fuemana continues, “It’s not Flying Nun's fault that there is so much white music around, we’re to blame for it. We should have our own label – Flying Coconuts or something – we’d all be bloody rich by now.” (Stamp, 1994)

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Fuemana - Christina Fuemana, Phil Fuemana, Pauly Fuemana, 1993
UPR at the NZ Music Awards, 1995 - Sam Feo II and Phil Fuemana
Phil Fuemana, 1994
Photo credit: Photo by Greg Semu
Houseparty - Matty J Ruys and Phil Fuemana
Photo credit: Matty Ruys Collection
Real Groove magazine, June 1999 
Photo credit: Photo by Gary Brandon
Pauly and Phil Fuemana at Cause Celebre in Auckland's High Street after the 1994 APRA Silver Scrolls
Houseparty - Pauly Fuemana, Christina Fuemana, Matty J Ruys, Phil Fuemana
Photo credit: Matty Ruys Collection
NZ Musician June 1994
Photo credit: Photo by Greg Semu
Phil Fuemana
Photo credit: Photo by Gareth Shute
Fuemana - Seasons
UPR - One Step Ahead
Houseparty
Phil Fuemana, Matty J Ruys
Photo credit: Matty Ruys Collection
House Party - Dangerous Love
Moizna - Keep On Moving
Christina and Phillip Fuemana
Phillip Fuemana, at the 1995 NZ Music Awards
New Zealand Musician, February/March 1998
Fuemana - Rocket Love
Phil Fuemana mural by Askew at the Otara Music Arts Centre
Photo credit: Matty Ruys Collection
Labels:

Deepgrooves


Urban Pacifika Records


Southside Records