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What does it mean to be at home?

The experience is different for everyone, but that feeling is one we all recognise.

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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.

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The highlight, is of course Havea himself. The vocals feel very reminiscent of the blues, but they are very inviting at the same time.
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Das Joel Havea Trio ist aktuell eine der hoffungsvollsten Bands in Deutschland
Sein betont perkussives Gitarrenspiel definiert den Groove seiner Musik, die heute nach Soul, Pop und Roots-Reggae klingt

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Since relocating to Germany, Joel has played hundreds of solo and trio shows in over 20 countries, across 4 continents. His eclectic style means he's played everything from Jazz and Blues & Roots to Folk and World Music Festivals, becoming a fixture on the festival and club circuit across Europe. Some highlights are listed below:

Montreux Jazz Festival
London Folk Festival
Reeperbahn Festival
Copenhagen Songwriters
Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival

‘Uluaki Fepaki / Island Songs


Setting Sail / JHT

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