17 Jan 2015

The Mixtape: Ria Hall

From Music 101, 5:00 pm on 17 January 2015

To celebrate Ria Hall winning this year's APRA Maioha Award for her waiata 'Te Ahi Kai Po' from her debut album Rules of Engagement, we revisit her RNZ Music mixtape where she shares influential songs from youth.

Ria Hall

Ria Hall Photo: Meek Zuidewyk

Esteemed songwriter Ria Hall (Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Te Whānau ā Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Waikato), along with co-writers Tiki Taane (Ngāti Maniapoto) and Te Ori Paki (Tuwharetoa, Tuhoe, Tainui) have won the APRA Maioha Award for their song ‘Te Ahi Kai Pō’ at the Silver Scrolls in Auckland tonight

READ/WATCH: Ria Hall wins Maioha Award for 'Te Ahi Kai Po'

Since first appearing on the musical horizon as front person for reggae band Hope Road and a backing vocalist for Hollie Smith, Ria Hall went on to release a solo EP in 2011 and, a few years later, to feature on Stan Walker’s Te Reo hit ‘Aotearoa’. Last year, she released her debut album Rules of Engagement.

Hall has been focusing on non-musical projects this past year, such as hosting Marae DIY on Maori Television.

Ria Hall joins Melody Thomas to reminisce over the songs that soundtracked her youth.

Music Details

Artist: Warren G feat. Nate Dogg
Song: Regulate
Composer: Griffin, Hale
Album: Regulate...G Funk Era
Label: Def Jam, Violator

Artist: Talking Heads
Song: Psycho Killer
Composer: Byrne, Frantz, Weymouth
Album: Stop Making Sense
Label: Sire, Warner Bros.

Artist: Renée Geyer Band
Song: Sweet Love
Composer: Geyer, Logan, Sullivan, Punch, Tell
Album: Ready to Deal
Label: RCA, Mushroom

Artist: Prince
Song: Sign o' the Times
Composer: P.Nelson
Album: Sign o' the Times
Label: Paisley Park

Artist: Bill Withers
Song: Just As I Am
Composer: B.Withers
Album: Grandma's Hands
Label: Sussex

Artist: Emma Paki
Song: Greenstone
Composer: Paki
Album: Greenstone EP
Label: Virgin

Artist: Electric Wire Hustle
Song: Waters
Composer: Mara TK,Taay Ninh
Album: Every Waking Hour
Label: Every Waking Hou

Artist: Bob Marley & The Wailers
Song: Coming In From The Cold
Composer: B.Marley
Album: Uprising
Label: Tuff Gong, Island