Maisey Rika to make U.S. debut next month
New Zealand-based Maisey Rika is ready to take America by storm — and she'll begin her assault on U.S. music fans with two shows in Hawaii next month.
The four-time Maori Music Award winner has enlisted the help of four-time Grammy Award winner George Kahumoku, who will join her on stage at Hawaii Public Radio's Atherton Theater on March 3, followed by a March 12 concert at theVenue in Chinatown where she'll also be joined by Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole. Additional tour dates on Maui and the Big Island are also planned.
Described as "one of Aotearoa's (New Zealand's) most impressive voices," Rika is also a songwriter who creates songs that "(fuse) cultural roots, memorable tunes, and honest, sometimes haunting lyrics." She's been described as having a sound "similar to Tracey Chapman or Sade, with a splash of India Arie."
Tickets for both Oahu concerts are available now. Call HPR at 955-8821 to purchase for the March 3 show; visit www.brownpapertickets.com to buy tickets for the March 12 show online.
Presented by Tim Bostock Productions and Hawaii Public Radio
» Where: Atherton Theater, 738 Kaheka St. (March 3) and theVenue, 1146 Bethel St. (March 12)
» When: 7:30 p.m. March 3 and March 12
» Cost: $25 general admission, $20 for HPR members, $15 for full-time students (March 3); $15 presale, $20 at the door (March 12)
» Info: 955-8821 or www.brownpapertickets.com