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Whakarongo a tai

Te Reo Māori, Pacific, Kapa Haka, Mōteatea

Year:  2003   ·  Duration:  3m 12s

Year:  2003
Duration:  3m 12s

Films, Audio & Samples

Toni Huata: Whakarongo a ta...

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This song speaks of our connections to our Avakinui (Cook Islands) relatives therefore the fusion of tokere drums with Pacific RnB vocal fusion in genre are present.

Te Okanga wrote the original mōteatea however this recording by Toni is a re development of these kupu and are a completely different rangi in the first half of the waiata.

The stunning video is shot in Rarotonga and is about our connections through our waka Tākitimu, Tainui and ancestry hence the inclusion of Tokere and it being shot in Tumu te Varovaro (Rarotonga).

Many thanks to our whanaunga featured in Titikaveka, Muri and Avaroa. Also to Livy, Ani, Jonno, Rieko, waka whānau, tamariki, mokopuna.

And music by George Upu,Lance Sua,Maaka MC Gregor and Shaun Tamou (DJ).

Produced by Waahuu Creations C & P