So thanks to a Global Songbirds hint, today we are gonna visit with one of the most beautiful voices to come out of New Zealand.
Māori singer/songwriter Maisey Rika, has one of Aotearoa's (New Zealand'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 Māori (Te Reo) lyrics is capturing the hearts of soul seekers both in New Zealand and abroad.
Maisey and guitarist J.J, have worked to create an original melodic experience backed with strong eclectic messages. A mix of folk, acoustic, soul and easy listening, their musical palette is vibrant with elements of roots and deep culture.Whoever she is compared to Maisey Rika is her own unique talent, and to hear her is to love her.
Here she is with her band live on "Talk Talk" courtesy of TVNZ7. New Zealand Television.
I have to admit I didn't know Beyonce had her own version but this is the version that Maisey is singing so beautifully here.
And check out this beautiful song, this is way more tuneful than the last Māori tune I heard. :0)
Haumanu (ft Tama Waipara)
Here's a beautiful video by a beautiful lady. This song is on her new te reo Māori album Whitiora.
Finally today Maisey Rika and JJ performing "Musical Pillow Musical Bed" at the Ngati Awa Festival held in Whakatane 2012
Musical Pillow Musical Bed