Maisey Rika - Ngā Mata o te Ariki Tāwhirimātea


A Reserve $35 + fees
A Reserve (Friends) $31.50 + fees
B Reserve $31.50 + fees
Concession $31.50 + fees
Children $15 + fees

Want to purchase in person? Drop in and see the team at the Gisborne iSite (Grey St, Gisborne).

Awards & Accolades:

In 2013, Maisey won the Maioha Award for her waiata, Ruiamoko.
At the 2017 Waiata Māori Music Awards, Maisey was awarded Best Traditional Māori Album Tira, Best Female Solo Artist, Best Song by a Māori Artist for Taku Mana and also the Best Songwriter Award.

Dates Venue Times
Saturday 10th Oct War Memorial Theatre 7pm
Duration : 90 minutes

Maisey’s waiata are presented in a mix of English and Māori.
Due to safety and restricted viewing, children under 10 years are not permitted in the first row of the Circle (Rows A, B and C upstairs).

Join us for an intimate evening with award-winning musician Maisey Rika (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe, Te Arawa and Te Whānau-ā-Apanui).

Ngā Mata o te Ariki Tāwhirimātea, Maisey Rika’s latest album, celebrates the ancient stories and kaupapa of Matariki, and each of its stars.

Inspired by the enlightening kōrero tuku iho about Matariki from Māori Astronomer Dr Rangi Matamua, the waiata have been lovingly composed for our tamariki as a waiata and pūoro resource, adding to the Kete of Mātauranga Māori for our future generations.

Though, produced in the midst of many upheavals, there are strong connecting themes to what is, and has been, happening globally. During the rāhui many creatives were looked to as providers of inspiration and joy, and Maisey felt the  weight of this responsibility. She says, “If people are going to look to me for any type of uplift or guidance in these unknown times, I’m happy to help point them in the direction of the stars, as they pertain to the environment and to our elements. Our tīpuna navigated here using astronomy, so the stars are a good place to restart. We need to go back to move forward into the future, nau mai e te tau hou, Matariki e ara e!”

Maisey Rika is one of Aotearoa's most impressive singer-songwriters. Her honest and thought-provoking messages are delivered with spine-tingling vocals in a fusion of English and reo Māori. For Ngā Mata o te Ariki Tāwhirimātea, Maisey collaborated with a team of amazing and prolific producers including Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper, Seth Haapu, Tiki Taane, Mara TK, Anna Coddington, Horomona Horo, Jeremy Mayall, Rei Mcdougal and Marlon Gerbes.