Maisey Rika Profile

Gareth Shute
8 Dec 2020

Maisey Rika’s first album appearance was as soloist for her school choir on a collection of classic waiata in te reo Māori which sold two times platinum. It took 10 years until she reappeared as a pop singer with her first EP.

Rika gradually introduced more te reo into her music, building her confidence enough to do a whole album, Whitiora, in te reo. It led to her breakthrough single ‘Tangaroa Whakamautai’ and kicked off a run of successful albums and tours overseas.

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Maisey Rika - Ladeda Day (2009)
Maisey Rika - Sink Or Swim (2011)
Stan Walker - Aotearoa (Maori Language Week 2014) ft. Ria Hall, Troy Kingi, Maisey Rika
Maisey Rika - Tohu (2009)
Matariki i te pō (2020)
Maisey Rika - Tangaroa Whakamautai (2012)
Maisey Rika's self-titled debut EP, 2009.
St Josephs Maori Girls' College Presents Maisey Rika - E Hine (1997)
Maisey Rika - Reconnect (2009)
Maisey Rika in 2017.
Photo credit: Publicity photo
Maisey Rika - Letting Go (2009)
Maisey Rika - Whitiora (2012)
Maisey Rika and her brother JJ Rika with their trophies at the 2010 Waiata Māori Music Awards for her album 'Tohu'.
Maisey Rika - Tira album cover photo, 2017.
Photo credit: Promotional image
Maisey Rika - Game of Life (2010)
Maisey Rika - Ruaimoko (ft Anika Moa) 2013
The publicity shot for Māori TV's 2012 Songs From The Inside, with Ruia Aperahama, Maisey Rika, Anika Moa and Warren Maxwell.
Songs From the Inside (2012-2015), a television series with Warren Maxwell, Anika Moa, Maisey Rika, Ruia Aperahama and other musicians, following them as they taught songwriting to prison inmates.
Maisey Rika with JJ Rika and Dave Dobbyn.
Maisey Rika.
Photo credit: Publicity photo
Maisey Rika Presents 20 Favourite Māori Songs (1999)
Labels:

Moonlight Records


South Pacific Recordings