Maisey Rika & Toni Huata - An Evening of New Zealand Song at the NZ Music Festival
Part of the New Zealand Music Festival Shanghai - join two of New Zealand’s best-loved Maori performers for an evening of New Zealand song, fusing the traditional and contemporary worlds of Maori culture.
Maori singer/songwriter Maisey Rika has one of New Zealand's most impressive lead vocal styles, fused with her honest and thought-invoking messages. Often compared to Tracey Chapman or Sade, with a splash of India Arie, her spine-tingling vocals and fusion of English and Maori lyrics capture the hearts of soul seekers around the world.
Called “New Zealand’s very own Whitney Houston”, singer/songwriter Toni Huata is one of New Zealand’s most versatile performers, with vocals ranging from jazz to soul, opera to kapa haka, to dub and electronica. Toni brings forth sounds and feelings from her Maori heritage, mixing them with today’s international musical influences to present a unique, contemporary sound.