Karakia Tīmatanga

from by Maisey Rika

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lyrics

Whakataka te hau ki te uru
Whakataka te hau ki te tonga
Kia mākinakina ki uta
Kia mātaratara ki tai
E hī ake ana te atakura
He tio, he huka, he hauhū
Tihei Mauri Ora!

Get ready for the westerly
Be prepared for the southerly
It will be icy cold inland
And icy cold on shore
May dawn rise red-tipped
On ice, on snow, on frost
The sneeze of life

credits

from Whitiora, released September 28, 2012
Ngā kaitito o ngā kupu. Lyric composer(s)
Erueti Korewha: (Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāpuhi), Maisey Rika (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe, Te Arawa, Te Whānau-a-Apanui (Iwi whāngai)
Ngā kaitito o te rangi. Melody composer(s): JJ Rika (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe, Te Arawa,
Te Whānau-a-Apanui (Iwi whāngai),
Maisey Rika
Te kaiwhakarite i ngā pūoro: Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper (Kai Tahu)

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Maisey Rika New Zealand

Maori singer/songwriter Maisey Rika, has one of Aotearoa's most impressive lead vocal style, fused with her honest and thought invoking messages.

Some have described her sound similar to Tracey Chapman or Sade, with a splash of India Arie. Her spine tingling vocals and fusion of English and Maori (Te Reo) lyrics is capturing the hearts of soul seekers both in New Zealand and abroad.
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