WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AT HOME?
The experience is different for everyone, but that feeling is one we all recognise.
For Joel Havea, listening to old Tongan music has always transported him to that place. Born to a Tongan father and Dutch mother in the friendly island's capital of Nuku’alofa, Joel was raised in the rich cultural landscape of Melbourne, Australia.
KI 'A LAVAKA
JOEL HAVEA TRIO
On his trio's new record “Ki 'a Lavaka”, Joel delves into the music from his country of birth for the first time. The album pays homage to the long line of well-respected Havea songwriters from the tropical island Kingdom.
The result is a reflection of his roots as a true world citizen, adding another element to his already eclectic style. The album was released in April 2020.