12 Aug 2015

Interview: Kirsten Te Rito

9:04 am on 12 August 2015

Kirsten Te Rito chats with Music 101's Yadana Saw.


Kirsten Te Rito.

Kirsten Te Rito. Photo: James Illingworth

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, Music 101's Yadana Saw talks to this well-oiled domestic and musical unit about their sophomore effort and the process of bilingual songwriting.