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Maisey Rika

Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Awa,Tūhoe,Te Arawa
Kaiwaiata / Kaitito

Maisey Rika is a notable Māori singer-songwriter from Aotearoa who has had significant impact on the recognition and promotion of te reo and tikanga Māori in waiata composition.

Through her music, Maisey incorporates traditional Māori musical forms and lyrics with emotive expressions to time, place and people.

Her songs have helped to increase the visibility of Māori culture in Aotearoa and beyond. Maisey has released several albums that have received critical acclaim and commercial success, performing at festivals and concerts around the world.

In addition to her work as a musician, Maisey is involved in initiatives aimed to promote the use
of Māori language and culture. She has worked with schools and youth organisations to encourage the use of Māori language, and has been an advocate for the recognition and promotion of Māori culture in the media and entertainment industries.

Maisey loves to see continued growth and the significant impact Māori music has on the World.
A staunch advocate of Te Reo Māori and widely recognised as a leading voice in the music scene, she strives to share our stories and mātauranga through waiata. Her works continue to inspire a new generation of upcoming Māori musicians and artists.

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