19 Aug 2019

Angelique Te Rauna sings ‘Ka Ao’ – a 2019 Maioha Award finalist

From RNZ Music, 6:00 am on 19 August 2019

'Ka Ao'  is a beautiful piano ballad sung by Angelique Te Rauna about finding self-confidence and following dreams.

It's a finalist for this year's prestigious Maioha Award, which honours the best of contemporary Māori songwriting at the APRA Silver Scrolls.

Angelique Te Rauna

Angelique Te Rauna Photo: Supplied

For 'Ka Ao', Angelique (Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou and Tūhoe) teamed up with her uncle Matauranga Te Rauna and Tyna Keelan (Ngati Porou, Ngati Rongomaiwahine, and Ngati Kahu). Keelan won the 2011 Maioha Award for his song ‘Ko Koe’.

Listen to the other 2019 Maioha Award finalists here.

Hear more from Angelique Te Rauna on SoundCloud here.