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Toni Huata | Kahungunu Maranga - CD


Toni Huata | Kahungunu Maranga - CD

Audio/visual Publication year: 2017

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Kahungunu Maranga is in Te Reo Māori, flavoured with a swing-jazz sound and a touch of country. Toni Huata's beautiful harmonies and arrangement of of waiata written by her forefathers are an ode to tīpuna, whānau and Iwi within the spirit of love and their legacy.

Ko Wai Ka Hua is a love jazz ballad written for Toni's grandmother Ngaro Rangi and the 28th Māori Battalion. Te Māori e commemorates the Te Māori exhibition in the 1980s, Whakarongo a tai celebrates connections to Pacific cousins and origins, Ngā Tukemata is performed by Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga.

Written by Toni's grandfather Te Okanga Kahutapere (Aussie) Huata, Ō Tākitimu is a song of encouragement for Kahungunu people to rise up.

Mohaka has a country feel, stirring fond memories from a childhood of waiata and line dancing. Ngā Rori is a delicate waltz taking you on a journey through the winding roads of Mohaka.

Working alongside notable producer Paddy Free once again, with her rendition of these songs, Toni Huata takes you back to her roots and her core love for her family and Iwi - Ngāti Kahungunu.

Track listing:

  1. Mohaka
  2. Ō Tākitimu
  3. Ngā rori
  4. Ko wai ka hua
  5. Te hohinga mai
  6. Te Māori e
  7. Whakarongo a tai
  8. Ngā tukemata


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