At last week’s New Zealand Music Awards, Maisey Rika took home “Best Maori Album” for “Whitiora” – congrats Maisey! – and we were stoked to check out all the nominees in the category. …read more »
Kirsten Te Rito
With her rich jazz tones, strong soaring vocals and funktastic debut album, Kirsten Te Rito was named New Zealand’s leading Female Māori Solo Artist for 2012 at the Waiata Māori Music Awards in September. And rightly so with album credits naming her as co-producer, co-composer and album artist. This leading lady has been named as someone to watch.