Talking Heads: Maitreya and Te Awanui Reeder

By Sam Wicks

Maitreya (left) and Te Awanui Reeder. Photo / Ted Baghurst
Maitreya (left) and Te Awanui Reeder. Photo / Ted Baghurst

The songs on AIO, the new double LP from musician and fluent te reo Maori speaker Maitreya are split between Maori and English versions, allowing the Christchurch-born MC to flex his reo skills alongside guest vocalists like Whirimako Black, Anika Moa and Nesian Mystik's Te Awanui Reeder.

For Talking Heads, Maitreya and Awa talked about their relationship with te reo Maori.

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