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Interview: Kirsten Te Rito

Wednesday 12th August 2015

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

 

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.



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Lifetime listener, first time radio producer Yadana Saw’s love of student radio began as a long distance affair requiring many car trips into the rural outskirts of Whangarei to catch a very faint bFM signal.
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