December 15


Maisey Rika

By sonicden

December 15, 2014

Folk, Māori music, RnB / Soul, Roots, World Music

About Maisey Rika:

Maori singer/songwriter Maisey Rika has one of Aotearoa’s (New Zealand’s) most impressive lead vocal styles, fused with her honest and thought invoking messages.

Some have described her sound similar to Tracey Chapman or Sade, with a splash of India Arie. Her spine tingling vocals and fusion of English and Maori (Te Reo) lyrics is capturing the hearts of soul seekers both in New Zealand and abroad.

Maisey and guitarist J.J, have worked to create an original melodic experience backed with strong eclectic messages. A mix of folk, acoustic, soul and easy listening, their musical palette is vibrant with elements of roots and deep culture.

Maisey’s songs are filled with touching tales and the universal emotions of hardship, happiness, love, justice and sorrow we can all relate to;  her strong heritage, eclectic songs, and her honey-stung vocals are quickly traveling around the world, from Aotearoa shores into international hearts.




‘Maisey Rika EP’ ©2009

‘Tohu’ ©2009

Maisey Rika‘Whitiora’ ©2012

Track listing: Karakia Timatanga; Tangaroa Whakamautai; Haumanu (feat. Tama Waipara); Pomarie (feat. Hairini Rika-Hill); Pumau Tonu; Ruaimoko (feat. Anika Moa); Te Ruatekau-ma-waru; Ohomairangi; Te Aroha; Whitiora (feat. Majic Paora, Ngatapa Black, Sidney Diamond & Ruia Aperahama); Karakia Whakakapi.


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