Maisey Rika’s third release and second full length studio album, is a beautifully sung and performed Te Reo recording with 11 tracks.
Whitiora includes “Tangaroa Whakamautai”, the first single of the album, which takes you on a journey through the ocean and Maori legend. Other tracks include “Ruaimoko” ft Anika Moa, which is a haunting reference to the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, mixed delicately with a string quartet.
Maisey worked with a wide range of Maori songwriters to collaborate and create some angelic, original pieces. Whitiora has a natural organic sound bed. Michael Barker (John Butler Trio) provides a wide variety of creative percussion on the majority of the album, also Joel Haines returns with his high quality guitar work.
Together with Maisey’s outstanding voice, demeanor and timing, Whitiora is a treat for your ears.
1. Karakia Tīmatanga
2. Tangaroa Whakamautai
3. Haumanu (ft Tama Waipara)
4. Pōmarie (ft Hairini Rika-Hill)
5. Pūmau Tonu
6. Ruaimoko (ft Anika Moa)
7. Te Ruatekau-mā-waru
9. Te Aroha
10. Whitiora (ft Majic Paora, Ngatapa Black, Sidney Diamond. Ruia Aperahama)
11. Karakia Whakakapi