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He Whakapapa

Taonga Puoro, Te Reo Māori, Mōteatea

Year:  1989   ·  Duration:  6m 11s

Year:  1989
Duration:  6m 11s

Ngahiwi Apanui

Composer:   Ngahiwi Apanui

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Ngahiwi Apanui | He Whakapa...

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He Whakapapa (A History) is a pātere (chant) about the history of Aotearoa - New Zealand. Ngahiwi Apanui founder of seminal Māori reggae band Aotearoa under the name A.K (short for Apanui – Konia) recorded the song in 1989 at Radio New Zealand’s old Bowen Street studio using what he describes as a “cheap drum machine”. Features on Left Ear Records Antipodean Anomalies 2018.