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E Whiti, E Tohu

Te Reo Māori, Male Choir, Arrangement

Year:  2021   ·  Duration:  3m 9s

Year:  2021
Duration:  3m 9s

Nikau Wi Neera

Composer:   Nikau Wi Neera

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"E Whiti, E Tohu" Traditional Māori by Morvin Simon Arranged by Nikau Wi Neera and Teaonui McKenzie Performed by Vocal FX, conducted by Nīkau Wi Neera

This waiata honours the two great leaders of the Māori settlement of Parihaka, and their courageous actions in resisting the aggression of the New Zealand colonial government.

The invasion of Parihaka on November 5th, 1881, is one of the darkest moments in Aotearoa’s history. Te Whiti and Tohu's actions of peaceful resistance have seen them recognised as forerunners in the great tradition of non-violence found across the world.

Cinematography - Hayden Smith, Liam O'Shanassy Editing - Jesse Redstall Recording - Nathan Carter Mixing and Mastering - Nīkau Wi Neera

Recorded live in the Adam Concert Room, Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music.

Check out Vocal FX Chorus here:

Note: The composer's name is spelt 'Morvin', not 'Morvyn' as it appears in the video. Aroha mai, e hoa mā.