Jordyn Rapana

Music Artist | Jordyn with a Why

Jordyn Rapana


Growing up in the suburban-scapes of South Auckland, Jordyn has quickly impacted the Aotearoa music scene with her ethereal R&B sounds. Descending from Whāingaroa, Mulifanua Lalovi, Falelatai and Vaimoso, the stories are woven throughout her music. Her second release, ‘Brown Melodies’ was nominated for Best Single at the 2022 Māori Music Awards. Following suit, Jordyn was a finalist for the 2023 Pacific Music Awards for Best Pacific Female Artist; a finalist for the 2023 APRA Maioha Award for her first Māori language release ‘Raumati’; and a finalist for the 2023 Māori Music Awards, for Best Female Artist and Best Single.

2023 has been a huge year, booking her very first festival, the 2023 Pasifix Fest in Melbourne, showcasing at the Waiata Reo Māori Showcase at the Tuning Fork, performing at her first Pacific Music Awards, as well as BigSound 2023. Audiences have praised Jordyn’s stage presence and dynamic, nestling into the soulful vibes somewhere between Snoh Aalegra and Emily King. Jordyn’s ‘why’ is in and through her music - she tells the stories of language reclamation, identity and cultural heritage. As an emerging artist, Jordyn has made noticeable moves in the music scene and shows no signs of slowing down.


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