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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Matariki i te pō (2020)
Maisey Rika - Ruaimoko (ft Anika Moa) 2013
St Josephs Maori Girls' College Presents Maisey Rika - E Hine (1997)
Stan Walker - Aotearoa (Maori Language Week 2014) ft. Ria Hall, Troy Kingi, Maisey Rika
Maisey Rika - Tohu (2009)
Maisey Rika - Reconnect (2009)
Maisey Rika - Game of Life (2010)
Maisey Rika.
Photo credit: Publicity photo
The publicity shot for Māori TV's 2012 Songs From The Inside, with Ruia Aperahama, Maisey Rika, Anika Moa and Warren Maxwell.
Maisey Rika - Sink Or Swim (2011)
Maisey Rika Presents 20 Favourite Māori Songs (1999)
Maisey Rika in 2017.
Photo credit: Publicity photo
Maisey Rika - Letting Go (2009)
Maisey Rika with JJ Rika and Dave Dobbyn.
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's self-titled debut EP, 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 - Tangaroa Whakamautai (2012)
Maisey Rika - Tira album cover photo, 2017.
Photo credit: Promotional image
Maisey Rika - Ladeda Day (2009)
Labels:

Moonlight Records


South Pacific Recordings