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 »
Blues, jazz-soul singer Miss Black aka Ngatapa Black has a truly mesmerizing voice, an incredible amount of texture and tone. Miss Black (Tuhoe, Tuwharetoa, Te Whanau-a-Apanui) is a fluent speaker of Maori and a bilingual singer-songwriter who has been composing, recording and performing music for more than a decade. An award-winning promotions producer, programme maker, voice-over artist and owner operator of her own Television Production Company Black Media, the 34 -year-old takes her stylistic cues from Erykah Badu, India Arie and Jill Scott to bring a deep sense of soul to her sound.