Ariana Tikao is a gifted musician, singer, taonga puoro practitioner and New Zealand arts laureate. She writes waiata poetry and creative nonfiction exploring themes relating to her kai tahu identity and mana wahine, often drawing on historical korero from her tupuna. Kara Rickard had the privilege of delving into her mahi her music and some of the waiata that have punctuated stops along her journey.
Check out all Arianas upcoming events on her website arianatikao.com
I am Stretched on Your Grave, Sinead O’Connor (I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, 1990)
Ani Difranco – Blood in the Boardroom (Puddle Dive, 1993)
Raukatauri, Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns (Te Ku Te Whe, 1994)
Stone Roses I Wanna Be Adored
Not, Big Thief (Two Hands – Aug. 2019)
Straightjacket Fits – She Speeds (Life in One Chord, 1987)