Ngati Kahungunu and Rongomaiwahine artist Kirsten Te Rito has just released Āiotanga, her second exclusively te reo album, which fuses her own soulful vocals with contemporary jazz and electronic beats - made by her husband James Illingworth.
Over tea and scones, Yadana Saw talks to this well-oiled domestic and musical unit about their sophomore effort and the process of bilingual songwriting.
Artist: Kirsten Te Rito
Songs: He Aiotanga, Taonga Mapuna, Tamaiti Ngaro,
Composer: Kirsten Te Rito, James Illingworth,