Maori fusion artist, singer-songwriter, Riqi Harawira hails from Ahipara in the far north of Aotearoa NZ. His tribal affiliations are Ngapuhi, Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa.
Riqis message is positive and powerful combining indigenous instruments, lead rock guitar with Maori weaponry, creating a style and sound that Riqi calls Maori fusion. Infusing modern music with native grooves.
Riqi is known for his rich soulful guitar playing and his sound has been described as upbeat, feel good jams with engaging and unifying conscious messages with influences from Rock, Reggae and Funk.
Riqi establishes a connection with his audience and has a pumping non stop set that caters to a global audience with powerful anthems for everybody, from Traditional Maori instruments, a Taiaha Maori weaponary show & heavy rock lead guitar such as his electrifying version of NZ national anthem to his hard hitting waiata “RUAPEKAPEKA”.