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Maisey Rika | Tira - CD


Maisey Rika | Tira - CD

Audio/visual Publication year: 2016

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"Tira is a collection of 10 carefully selected waiata kirihimete, waiata kapa haka, waiata tira and waiata hou that are old and new favourites of mine straight off the kapa haka stage, out of the hymn books and from my heart to you."

The waiata are inspired by events of the past and present, the common theme intertwining them all together are Maoritanga, whānau, kotahitanga, aroha and being grateful to God for the many blessings in life - which is ultimately what Christmas is all about to Maisey. 'Tira' represents the purest of light that shines over everyone and everything from all denominations and all walks of life. 'Tira' encourages us to pause and reflect in the hope of bringing some clarity which many of us endeavor to find at this time of year.

"I am so grateful to have worked with such an array of amazingly talented and unique artist friends on 'Tira', such as; Hato Hohepa, Hinewehi Mohi, Troy Kingi, Tama Waipara, Seth Haapu, Beau Monga and The Modern Maori Quartet - stringed together with Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper and Oliver Harmer at the helm of the recording desk of The Lab Studios".

With waiata such as 'Ka hura' and 'Taku Inoi' written by Rikirangi Gage and Rob Ruha respectively two of the most prolific Māori song writers of our time, 'Tira' encapsulates both 'haka' and 'soul' and together with more recent creations it is Maisey's hope that 'Tira' offers songs suited for occasions all year round.

Ngā mihi nui kia koutou katoa.

Track listing:

  1. Ka hura
  2. Whakaaria mai
  3. Karanga ake au - Pōmārie
  4. Inoi mō mātou
  5. T'Ariki Tama o Mere
  6. Taku Inoi
  7. Te Karanga a Tui
  8. Māhorahora
  9. Tapu te Pō
  10. Taku Mana