12 Jun 2019

Te Reo Māori teacher Aja Ropata plays 'Non-Handler' from her upcoming album

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:10 pm on 12 June 2019
Singer-songwriter Aja Ropata

Singer-songwriter Aja Ropata Photo: RNZ/Emile Donovan

Singer-songwriter and te reo Māori teacher Aja Ropata is now working on her debut album after an eight-year break from making music.

Originally from Porirua, Aja is now based in Ōtautahi - Christchurch.

She plays us an acoustic version of the song 'Non-Handler' (about the disadvantages of digital technology) and chats to Jesse Mulligan.

Watch Aja performing at Te Papa's Matariki celebrations back in 2011:

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