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  1. Maisey Rika

Synopsis

This soulful invocation, sung in te reo, to Tangaroa — Māori god of the sea — comes from singer-songwriter Maisey Rika's third album. The instrumentation includes a string quartet and traditional taonga pūoro instruments played by Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper. Director Shae Stirling’s music video has a vibrant clarity. It places Rika in the bush and the forest, in the surf and on the smouldering, volcanic landscape of Whakaari/White Island as she hails Tangaroa as commander of the tides while dolphins and whales provide further evidence of his life force.

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Comments (4)

 Destiny Tapiki

Destiny Tapiki

Beautiful song Maisey.. xxx

 anonymous

anonymous

this song is very soothing and can be listened by anyone. This can make you go to sleep easily and is very calming.

 graham hooper

graham hooper

Lovely footage: Rotorua redwood grove, Hamurana Springs? White Island, Whakatane, and possibly Tonga for whale footage? lovely Maisey from Rotorua ...

 leelee

leelee

tino ataahua <3

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Credits

 Shae Sterling
 Grayham  Hall

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Acknowledgements

Funding from NZ On Air