Nadia Reid is praised all over the world over for her intimate, complex songwriting. She is described by The Guardian as ‘an understated, wise guide through uncertain territory’, while her lyrics are called ‘allegorical...brutally honest’ by The Revue. What brings Reid's lyrics to life is her unique voice and accompanying soundscapes that seem to at once evoke the rugged beaches and mountains of Aotearoa, the Port Chalmers harbour of her home, and the roaming, open territory of the road.
‘Maoriland Presents’ is a series of unique live performances held in the Maoriland Hub, a former department store based in Otaki. Designed with fans of Aotearoa’s best musicians in mind, each performance holds two sets exclusive to the one headlining artist. Each show is hosted by Maoriland, the organisation who produce the annual Maoriland Film Festival, who speak with the artist about their inspirations and motivations before each performance and allow a limited capacity audience to submerge into the artists work.