Critically acclaimed singer Critically acclaimed singer-and-songwriter Theia will be releasing the debut album from her te reo Māori project TE KAAHU and will be playing a special one-off show 'Live at Matariki'. This is a rare chance to witness the magic of the album in its entirety with a live band on Aotearoa’s first-ever Matariki public holiday.
Composed by Theia (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Tīpa) in te reo Māori, and produced by the award-winning Jol Mulholland, the TE KAAHU O RANGI album is an immersive experience, in which Theia’s ethereal and dreamy vocals take centre stage against a backdrop of nostalgic production. Using kupu whakarite (metaphor), pepeha (sayings) and whakataukī (proverbs), Theia weaves together a magical tapestry of lyricism and sound, which pays tribute to her tūpuna wāhine (female ancestors).
''I'm honoured to perform by album for the first time, which is also the first year Matariki is observed as a national celebration. Matariki represents rebirth, gathering together and remembering our dearly departed, these are also the themes explored in TE KAAHU O RANGI." - Theia