Ariana Tikao Pre-release Concert 

Saturday 3 November 20121pm–2pm
The Marae, Level 4
Free entry

Hear songstress Ariana Tikao perform from her new album From Dust to Light – a collection of songs inspired by the devastating earthquakes in her home town, Christchurch.

From Dust To Light is Tikao’s first solo album since Tuia (2008). It presents her crystalline vocals alongside sparse, lush instrumental enhancement. Tikao alternates between English and te reo Māori – in particular, her native Kāi Tahu dialect.

The album was recorded at The Surgery Studio in Wellington, and co-produced by Tikao, Ben Lemi Wood, and Lee Prebble.

Ariana Tikao – vocals, taonga puoro, and Appalachian dulcimer

Ben Lemi Wood – guitar, drums, percussion, backing vocals, bass

Alistair Fraser – taonga puoro

Brooke Singer – Nord keyboard

Charley Davenport – cello

From Dust To Light is released on 16 November 2012. Advance copies are available for purchase.

See Ariana Tiako perform at Te Papa’s Matariki Festival Seven Sisters concert (YouTube)