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Playlist of Te Vaka

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  • Te Vaka - We Know the Way Live with Orchestra Wellington 2018

    5:31

    Songs of Moana concert live at the Michael Fowler Centre.

    Sound recording: RNZ Music
    Sound production: Startrek Studios
    Video: JXLive


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  • Te Vaka - Shiny Live with Orchestra Wellington 2018

    4:18

    Songs of Moana concert live at the Michael Fowler Centre.

    Sound recording: RNZ Music
    Sound production: Startrek Studios
    Video: JXLive


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  • Te Vaka - Tutuki

    3:16

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    One of my favorite albums & track. Track four taken off Tutuki. This is there fourth studio album. Hope to hear more from these wonders


    Lyrics: Tutuki (Tokelauan)


    tuki tutuki

    te mimita ko na fatele

    tuki tutuki

    na hiva taua

    tuki tutuki

    pokihi mo na fatele

    tuki tutuki

    na pehe ma na hiva



    na hiva venei e

    lahi te malie

    fiafia tatou

    te matagi te fafia

    pe hui i he tahi

    foki na tamaiti

    ke mautinoa fiafia

    kafai akoako atu



    fai mai taga

    fakamaualuga mai

    mimita na pehe

    na hiva

    English Lyrics:
    beat it play the beat

    so proud of the fatele

    beat it play the beat

    for this important dance

    beat it play the beat

    for these songs and dances



    dances like these

    are so beautiful

    they bring much pride

    and joy to us all

    we must be proud

    when we pass it on to our children

    so they are proud to pass it on too



    do the dance moves

    do them the best you can

    so proud when we sing

    so proud when we dance

  • TE VAKA - TAMAHANA

    8:30

    Tamahana is the theme song to the movie The Legend of Johny Lingo. it is on the 4th Te Vaka album - Tutuki .This is the original clip filmed in 2004. Other versions have pieces of the movie added.

    Here are the lyrics....

    Tamahana

    I have always loved you
    I hope to for a life time
    the promise made
    by this heart of mine
    hold the line
    you know one day I will come
    I will come for you

    you dont know what its like
    for all your hopes to rise
    to see them fall again
    with the setting sun
    in my heart youre the one
    I know one day you will come
    you will come for me

    I will comfort you
    well grow old forever
    together in love
    to settle in the calm
    following loves frown
    its just you and I
    never let you down
    I will never let you down

    Tamahana
    E he galo koe i toku loto (You will never leave my heart)
    Tamahana
    just you and I
    for a life time

    I will always love you
    and not for just this lifetime
    the promise made
    by this heart of mine

    youre the one
    I knew one day you would come
    you would come for me

    Tamahana
    E he galo koe i toku loto
    Tamahana
    just you and I
    for all time

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  • Te Vaka - Where You Are Live with Orchestra Wellington 2018

    3:36

    Songs of Moana concert live at the Michael Fowler Centre.

    Sound recording: RNZ Music
    Sound production: Startrek Studios
    Video: JXLive


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  • TE VAKA - PATE PATE

    4:18

    PATE PATE performed by Te Vaka in Apia Park stadium 2005 featuring Sulata on vocals. This version of Pate Pate is a cross between the original version of 1999 and the radio remix released in 2001. Both versions are available on the re-release of the Ki mua album available from the Te Vaka website. Lyrics by Opetaia Foa'i, Music by Opetaia Foa'i & Malcolm Smith

    tu la ki luga ke fai malama
    taimi tenei e fai na hiva
    tu la ki luga ke fai malama
    lue lue malie te gali o na hiva

    aue aue
    tama mimita
    aue aue
    teine mimita
    aue aue
    hihiva mimita
    aue aue
    kikila mai la fakaakiali atu

    e a mai tau faiva e a mai
    taku ika e fofou ai au
    e a mai tau faiva e a mai

    hihiva ki luga hihiva mai ve
    hihiva malie ki te pate pate

    chant: hiva ki luga hiva ki lalo
    hiva malie ki te pate pate

    get up stand up let your feelings be known
    the time has come to perform the dance
    get up stand up let your intentions be known
    swaying ever so sweetly the message in the dance

    Oh! Oh!
    the boys are very bold
    Oh! Oh!
    the girls are very bold
    aue aue Oh! Oh!
    the dancers are very bold
    Oh! Oh!
    Watch me now, it's my turn to show

    How is the fishing with you, how is it? (Girl)
    The fish that I truly long for (Boy)
    How is the fishing with you, how is it? (Girl)

    CHORUS

    dance on up, dance just like that
    dancing ever so sweetly to the Pate Pate (logdrum)

    chant: dance on up, dance on down
    Dancing ever so sweetly to the rhythms of the log drum

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  • Lugahiva

    2:16

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    Lugahiva · Te Vaka

    Te Vaka Beats

    ℗ 2017 Spirit Of Play Productions

    Released on: 2017-02-24

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  • Moana - Official Trailer Song

    3:24

    Music from the Moana Official Trailer!

    Trailer:

    Song - Logo Te Pate
    Artist - Te Vaka

    Lyrics:
    Ke manatua
    Faiga iena
    te luelue
    te malohi
    ina hiva
    Ke manatua
    Faiga iena
    te fiafia te malie
    ina hiva
    Hau la ke ta o
    kuku mai to lima
    Hau la ke ta o
    hau ta hihiva
    Hau la ke ta o
    kuku mai to lima
    Hau la ke ta o
    ko koe taku pele e fofou ai au
    Tamilomilo fakatamilomilo
    e kua ninimo toku ulu
    Tamilomilo fakatamilomilo
    toe fai toe fai ke manino
    Katakata mai
    hihiva mai
    fakalogo ki te pate aue
    ma te luelue

    Do you remember
    when we did all that
    the sway
    the energy
    expressed in the dance
    Do you remember
    when we did all that
    the joy and sweetness
    expressed in the dance
    come on let's go
    give me your hand
    come on let's go
    come let's dance
    come on let's go
    give me your hand
    come on let's go
    you are the only one that I wish for
    Round and round spinning round
    hey my head's getting dizzy
    Round and round spinning round
    do it again it'll soon clear
    Smile my way
    keep on dancing
    listen to the pate
    and keep on swaying

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  • Uma

    2:38

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    Uma · Te Vaka

    Te Vaka Beats

    ℗ 2017 Spirit Of Play Productions

    Released on: 2017-02-24

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  • Katakata mai

    3:42

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    Katakata mai · Te Vaka

    Haoloto

    ℗ 2009 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2009-12-12

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  • Te Vaka - Loimata E Maligi Live in Gainesville, Florida

    5:43

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  • Pate Pate

    3:20

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    Pate Pate · Te Vaka

    Ki mua

    ℗ 1999 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 1999-01-01

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  • Lakalaka

    2:59

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Lakalaka · Te Vaka

    Te Vaka Greatest Hits

    ℗ 2017 Warm Earth Records/Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2017-08-18

    Producer, Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Opetaia Foa'i
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Matatia Foai
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Sulata Foai-Amiatu
    Unknown, Other: Olivia Foa'i
    Composer Lyricist: Opetaia Foa'i
    Composer Lyricist: Matatia Foai

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  • TE VAKA - TE HIVA

    4:28

    Te Vaka in concert, Apia Park, 2005 Samoa. The lineup for the 2005 tour was Opetaia Foai, Sulata Foai-Amiatu, Melodee Panapa, Douglas Bernard (AKA Fresh), Manase Foai, Neil Forrest, Matatia Foai, Joe Toomata, Jeff Harris, Edwin Pita, Simon Hope, Tremayne Lihou and Olivia Foai. Te Hiva is from the 3rd Te Vaka album 'Nukukehe Lyrics by Opetaia Foa'i, Music by Opetaia Foa'i & Malcom Smith.
    Lyrics and translations below:

    Te matagi malu kua hau i te loto
    Vehehi ai toku tino i te fakalogologo
    E he mafai na fai, fakafiti na lagona
    Ko na pehe vena
    E fakafiafia ma fakamimita



    Tumau fakamau te migomigoi
    Ko te uila kua hau
    Fakaola ai toku loto
    Fakatamilomilo fai taga fakatamilomilo
    Fakafiafia ma fakamimita te hiva



    Na hiva te gali te gali ona hiva
    Kolikoli malie migomigoi na hiva
    Na hiva te gali te gali ona hiva
    Hiva fakamalie mai


    Heee e o migomigoi
    e o hiva fakagaligali
    e o kolikoli ma te kolikoli
    e o hiva fakamalie


    E vena foki te fakalogo o na fenua
    Egelani ma Falani, Europa ma Amerika
    E tutuha lava te fiafia e lagona
    Luelue ki latou
    i te faiga o te hiva

    THE SIVA

    The cooling winds soothing my soul
    Moving me as I listen
    I can't seem to hold back this feeling
    Making me happy and proud

    Holding steady while I do the Migomigoi
    Lightning strikes me reviving my soul
    Spinning around, showing moves,
    spinning sround
    So happy and proud in Te Hiva

    Dancing so gracefully
    So graceful are the dances
    Kolikoli sweetly and
    Migomigoi in the dance

    Dancing so gracefully
    So graceful are the dances
    Dance ever so sweetly

    Boys chant



    It's the same reaction

    When heard in other places

    England, France, Europe and America

    They also get excited

    They begin to sway

    Dancing Te Hiva



    Girls chant

  • TE VAKA - PATE PATE

    4:42

    Full band onstage at Apia Park in 2002 performing one of the all time most popular Te Vaka tracks - Pate Pate. The lineup for the 2002 tour was : Opetaia Foai, Sulata Foai-Amiatu, Manase Foai, Joe Toomata, Neil Forrest, Daniel Foai, Malcolm Lakatani, Alana Foai Auimatagi, Etueni (Edwin) Pita, Simon Hope, Vai Mahina and Kristen Laloga
    Pate Pate is from the second Te Vaka album Ki mua. Lyrics by Opetaia Foai, music by Opetaia Foai and Malcolm

    tu la ki luga ke fai malama
    taimi tenei e fai na hiva
    tu la ki luga ke fai malama
    lue lue malie te gali o na hiva

    aue aue
    tama mimita
    aue aue
    teine mimita

    aue aue
    hihiva mimita

    aue aue
    kikila mai la fakaakiali atu

    e a mai tau faiva e a mai
    taku ika e fofou ai au
    e a mai tau faiva e a mai

    hihiva ki luga hihiva mai ve
    hihiva malie ki te pate pate

    chant: hiva ki luga hiva ki lalo
    hiva malie ki te pate pate

    get up stand up let your feelings be known
    the time has come to perform the dance
    get up stand up let your intentions be known
    swaying ever so sweetly the message in the dance

    Oh! Oh!
    the boys are very bold
    Oh! Oh!
    the girls are very bold
    aue aue Oh! Oh!
    the dancers are very bold
    Oh! Oh!
    Watch me now, it's my turn to show


    How is the fishing with you, how is it? (Girl)
    The fish that I truly long for (Boy)
    How is the fishing with you, how is it? (Girl)

    CHORUS

    dance on up, dance just like that
    dancing ever so sweetly to the Pate Pate (logdrum)

    chant: dance on up, dance on down
    Dancing ever so sweetly to the rhythms of the log drum

  • Te hiva

    3:03

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    Te hiva · Te Vaka

    Nukukehe

    ℗ 2002 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2002-01-01

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  • Vevela

    2:31

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    Vevela · Te Vaka

    Havili

    ℗ 2011 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2011-08-24

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  • Logo Te Pate - Te Vaka

    3:24

    From Te Vaka's 7th Album

    I do not own this song. This is for entertainment purposes only.

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  • Samulai

    5:27

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    Samulai · Te Vaka

    Tutuki

    ℗ 2004 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2004-01-01

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  • Taku uo pele

    3:47

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    Taku uo pele · Te Vaka

    Havili

    ℗ 2011 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2011-08-24

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  • Manatu

    4:59

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    Manatu · Te Vaka

    Nukukehe

    ℗ 2002 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2002-01-01

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  • Haoloto

    3:50

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    Haoloto · Te Vaka

    Haoloto

    ℗ 2009 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2009-12-12

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  • Siva mai

    4:14

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    Siva mai · Te Vaka

    Te Vaka

    ℗ 1997 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 1997-01-01

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  • Olivia Foai - Uma dance

    1:27

    Te Vaka Beats is officially OUT NOW!!!
    (Online everywhere and available from our website: shop.tevaka.com)
    We all know Olivia Foa'i has been dying to share these tracks with all you talented dancers out there - check out her brand new video dancing to Uma from TE VAKA BEATS.


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  • Nukukehe

    3:36

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    Nukukehe · Te Vaka

    Nukukehe

    ℗ 2002 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2002-01-01

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  • Logo te pate

    3:24

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    Logo te pate · Te Vaka

    Havili

    ℗ 2011 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2011-08-24

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  • Mataloa

    2:57

    Provided to YouTube by CDBaby

    Mataloa · Te Vaka

    Te Vaka Beats

    ℗ 2017 Spirit Of Play Productions

    Released on: 2017-02-24

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Aue kapaku

    2:12

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    Aue kapaku · Te Vaka

    Ki mua

    ℗ 1999 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 1999-01-01

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  • Lukitau - Choreography by Olivia Foai

    2:13

    From the brand new Te Vaka Beats percussion album for all the wonderful dancers and percussion lovers out there! BUY your copy here shop.tevaka.com or DOWNLOAD from iTunes etc.


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  • Te lalama

    3:00

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    Te lalama · Te Vaka

    Tutuki

    ℗ 2004 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2004-01-01

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  • Manu Samoa

    3:35

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    Manu Samoa · Te Vaka

    Tutuki

    ℗ 2004 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2004-01-01

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  • Sei ma le losa

    4:07

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    Sei ma le losa · Te Vaka

    Nukukehe

    ℗ 2002 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2002-01-01

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  • TE VAKA - TE LALAMA

    4:15

    Te Vaka performing live at TOATA Stadium in Papeete, French Polynesia in 2005. Written by Opetaia Foa'i.
    Te Lalama from the Tutuki Album, is about fishing for flying fish in the middle of the night using traditional torches.The dance and drums represent the excitement of the catch. The dance is choreographed by Opetaia Foai.

    Track available from itunes or from the website

  • Te Vaka - Te Hiva

    2:59

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  • TE VAKA - KALEVE Polynesian drums and chants

    2:28

    Performed by Te Vaka at the TOATA Stadium, Tahiti in 2005
    This track is about the natural sweetener - the Kaleve - extracted from the coconut tree. used for cooking and for making alcoholic beverage.
    Written by Opetaia Foa'i

  • Tofa e

    4:09

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    Tofa e · Te Vaka

    Tutuki

    ℗ 2004 Spirit of Play Productions

    Released on: 2004-01-01

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  • Katere Te Vaka

    1:47

    Provided to YouTube by Believe SAS

    Katere Te Vaka · Margot Loyola, Conjunto Pascuense

    Isla de Pascua

    ℗ Arci Music

    Released on: 2014-03-30

    Music Publisher: D.R
    Composer: Margot Loyola Palacios

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  • Mataloa - Choreography by Olivia Foai

    2:37

    From the new Te Vaka Beats percussion album for all the wonderful dancers and percussion lovers out there! BUY your copy here: or DOWNLOAD from iTunes etc.


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  • Te Vaka - Tamatoa

    3:44

    Te Vaka - Tamatoa

  • TE VAKA - ALAMAGOTO

    4:44

    Te Vaka performing this track for the first time at Apia park in Western Samoa in 2002. This track was written by Opetaia Foai as a celebration of the Village where he was born. When he returned for the first time in 2001 all the fond memories of his childhood returned and he was inspired to write this song. Alamagoto is from the 'Nukukehe album. Lyrics below...
    Lyrics by Opetaia Foa'i,Music by Opetaia Foa'i & Malcolm Smith

    Ua ou va'ai
    Ou mata i ai
    Le susulu ia mai ole la
    Ona ou pese
    Pese ai lea
    Siva fo'i ai ma le fiafia

    Le nu'u le nu'u
    Matagofie
    Sa maua sa maua
    Ou feleni
    Uo ma uo
    E masani ai
    Le nu'u le nu'u
    matagofie
    e iei fiafiaga l
    e malaga i le tausaga fou
    e iei fiafiaga
    Atunu'u na ou ola mai ai

    Pese mai e failogaina ai
    ei ei Alamagoto
    Siva mai
    e failogaina ai
    ei ei Alamagoto

    Ua leva ou Malaga ese atu
    Tele mea sui i lou olaga
    Le mafaufau mea
    Na amata mai ai
    Ae valau mai e foi atu

    ALAMAGOTO

    I have seen it with my own eyes
    The sun shone so brightly
    Making me sing
    Soon I was dancing
    Overcome with joy
    This land this land
    Feels so good I found I found
    Warm friends
    And companions I'm familiar with
    This land feels so good
    So much for me to celebrate
    This journey in the new year So much for me to celebrate
    This land where I was born
    All sing to celebrate
    Alamagoto
    All dance to celebrate
    Alamagoto
    Left this land a long time ago
    Much has happened in my life
    Never looking back
    To where I came from
    Still she calls me
    To return home

  • TE VAKA - TE VAKA

    4:46

    Te Vaka performing the title track off their very first album Te Vaka at the Folk Fiesta Festival in Zabkowice Slaskie, Poland 1999. This was a special concert for the band. The stage was set in the grounds of a 13th Century Castle and as Te Vaka music had been playing on the radio in Poland people knew the songs. Neil Forrest on flute, Manase Foai Bass drum/log drums and female vocals - Vai Mahina. Lyrics and translations below:

    Te Vaka written by Opetaia Foai

    Tenei au te pule oto tatou folau
    Ki te motu i tafa-ilagi
    Ko te nuku e fotu ake nei
    Hoe hoe mai kia tui Tokelau ke tahi

    Ke mau
    Te hoe ote vaka
    Hoe tahi
    Te hoe ote vaka
    Tau atu
    Te hoe ote vaka
    Keu atu
    Te hoe ote vaka

    Pe mahai nei te tu tolu ke nonoa
    Ite noataga ote loto tahi

    Kae hai mo a to fakaloto loto
    Ka ko au e fuli ko tatou e mae
    na tahi

    Te vaka translation

    I, who am the head of this expedition have a vision
    That just beyond the horizon, there is a place that we will call our home. So row, row with Tui Tokelau (God of Tokelau). Row, row as one.

    CHANT

    Is there a way to unite the three (islands) into a single knot as in the heart of one, if there are thoughts of devidedness my thoughts only tell me of one.


    Land! land! we have arrived
    Land ahead look our land is rising

  • Te vaka - Lakalaka

    2:57

    This beautiful song is by the Polynesian band : Te vaka.

  • Tamatoa_Te Vaka

    3:44

    mi primer video0o wiiii

  • Te Vaka - Aivoli Taoa

    4:56

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  • Te Vaka - Te Hiva

    3:03

    Te Vaka - Te Hiva

  • TE VAKA -VAKAAITU LIVE

    6:00

    Live performance by Te Vaka at the Pacific Music Awards in May 2010. This track is from the Te Vaka album Olatia. Vakaaitu (Spiritual canoes) is an idea of the ancestors visiting. Wishing for us to sing their songs, to dance their dances and to tell their stories.
    Vakaaitu - Lyrics written by Opetaia Foai, Music written by Opetaia Foai and Malcolm Smith.

    Lyrics and Translations below:

    Tokalua ulavale i toku itu
    Fakaita ai au i te po
    Fakamau muamua i toku moega
    Te pogiha
    Vakaaitu
    Holoholo te vaka
    Te agaga
    Tu mai
    Tigaina
    O heala? heala?
    Kaiga e ve he kaiga
    Vakaaitu
    Te mamaha
    Te puapuaga
    Tau Malaga
    Te maputaga
    Te mana o te vaega
    E totoka te mamaha
    O tupuga na tagata nei
    Fefenu kau malaga
    Kikifu kau malaga
    Kokono kau malaga
    Kekena kau malaga
    Te mana o te vaega
    O tupuga na tagata nei

    Galuega ua uma
    Olo la
    Malolo ma te filemu
    Galuega ua mau

    Two mischievous spirits beside me
    Angers me in the night
    Held fast to my bed
    In the dark
    Behind them spiritual canoes
    Canoes on the move
    Spirits standing before me
    What is it? what is it?
    Something familiar about them
    Spiritual canoes
    Overfilled and heavy
    Spiritual canoes
    Suffering faces
    From the long journey
    Longing for peace
    The power of this group
    Something heavy on their minds
    The power of this group
    These are the ancestors
    Their wrinkled faces
    Frustrated and detached
    Reluctant to continue
    Needing a task done
    With a will to end it here
    The power of this group
    These are the ancestors

    The work is done
    Go now
    Rest in peace
    The work is finished.

  • Te Vaka - Tamahana - lyrics

    4:20

    You may have to click CC to view the lyrics. This is my first sub-title project and I'm not sure of the settings. Thank you, I hope you enjoy.

    **Done for Dean** - 33 years - E he galo koe i toku loto.

  • TE VAKA - SAMULAI

    4:56

    Te Vaka performing at TOATA Stadium Papeete, Tahiti in 2005. Samulai is a track from the Tutuki album released in 2004.
    Written by Opetaia Foa'i after witnessing the gifting of two ships by Japan to Tuvalu in Funafuti while he was on his way visiting his mother's island of Nukufetau.

    ko au la e taofiofi toku poto
    kae Katakata au ki fafo
    te Agamalu taofiofi toku loto
    manakomia fakamalosiga

    kua malamalama tatou ki ei
    fakalauefaga o tou malo
    tupe lasi o vaka lasi
    kua afaina ai oku manatu

    te vasa pasifika
    nae se nofaoga e o tautai
    ka ko nei kua sisi kosolo
    e te samulai

    ofu mai te gali
    fakataga koe i toku fale
    se tino faimea-alofa mai fafo
    ke pulea se tasi fakai

    tau fuafuaga e fakatau toku alofa
    ke mafia ai koe o saoloto
    se vale lasi se mala lasi
    ko faiaina ai oku manatu

    Samurai

    gotta hold back what I know
    keep my smile on the outside
    my dignity is held up inside
    in need of some reinforcement

    I've come to understand
    your expanding empire plan
    your big cash
    your big ships
    you know it affects my thinking

    the pacific ocean was once
    the home of the tautai
    now it is being fished
    by the Samurai

    you come dressed to impress
    invite yourself into my home
    another gift bearing foreigner
    controlling another's domain

    you plan to buy my love
    so I give you freedom
    to do as you please
    a big fool
    a big disappointment
    you having defeated my thinking

    watch out the Samurai

  • Te Vaka - Manatu

    4:55

    Te Vaka - Manatu (lyrics)

  • TE VAKA - KI MUA

    4:28

    Te Vaka performing in Apia Park in 2002. Ki mua is the title track from the second Te Vaka album Ki mua . This track is a concert favourite, a very celebration song that always gets people on their feet.
    Ki mua written by Opetaia Foai

    Ki mua words

    taunuku mai i tatou i tenei nuku fou
    te kehekehe mai
    faigata o te olaga te fakafita a tatou
    hoga hoga mai

    e fia malamalama ki tatou
    i te gagana ma na uiga o ki latou
    fakalogologo ki ei
    fakatu ai au tautahi
    taumahai tatou tokolahi
    faka holoholo ki ei

    e fano ai au i toku mafaufau
    i te kukula mate filemu

    tokaga ki mea oku matua
    te fehili kua laga a tu ki mua
    ko matou e fia kai ite kavei
    te malau pulaka ma te fekei

    kua manatua na taimi ma na uiga fakafiafia
    miti miti mai
    te mimita lahi ki haiga ko na uiga fakatahi
    fitikitiki mai

    galulue mai ki mua nei
    tahahao mai ki mua nei
    pehepehe mai ki mua nei
    fatele mai ki mua nei


    KI MUA (To the future)
    When we arrived
    in this new land
    it was so different
    we struggled with the life
    it was very hard on us
    but we were determined
    We struggled to understand
    this language and new way
    of doing things
    We listened hard
    I stood up among
    the many who were adjusting
    moving towards understanding
    together
    chorus
    But I go there in my mind
    The red sky and the peacefulness
    remembering what my parents taught me
    many questions come to the fore
    also craving for familiar food
    The Malau (fish) pulaka(taro) and fekei (octopus dish)
    I remember times of great joy
    always dreaming about it
    the pride in living among my close family keeping it together
    chant

    We're working to the future
    we're playing to the future
    we're singing to the future
    we're dancing to the future

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