Tuesday Jams #42

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday Jams is a weekly post hosted by Sharonda @ Salacious Reads. This is a way to share with others your love (other then books of course) for music! Want to participate? Easy! Head on over to Salacious Reads & link back up with her Tuesday Jams post in her comments section!

This week on Tuesday Jams I'll be featuring Maisey Rika!

Maori 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 Maori (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.

Since the early age of 13, Maisey began singing on stage and in the studio at a professional level. Maisey's first recordings brought her to stardom with "E Hine", a classic collection of Maori traditional songs. "E Hine" went double platinum and also won "Best Maori Language Album" at the New Zealand Music Awards. Maisey was nominated for "Best Female Vocalist" in 1998 at just 15 years old also. [taken from website.]

I first heard of Maisey about 5-6 years ago when my sister came to me with new music to listen to. And amongst this list of artists and songs was Maisey Rika's Childen of Romania (see video below) After hearing this song I was immediately taken with Maisey and her amazing voice! She also did covers for Iron & Wine's Flightless Bird American Mouth as well as Robert Pattinson's Never Think.

The reason I chose Maisey Rika this week, is because Kimberly @ Turning The Pages chose covers by Jasmine (view her post here) and I said that I wold post Maisey Rika this week to show off how similar I think they are. If not their tones, their voices. Just a bit tho. They are incredibly different, but still awesome nonetheless.

Well, that's my pick for this week. Enjoy :)

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