Te Vaka - South Pacific Fusion Music

Te Vaka has been described as one of the most talented and original World music acts to appear on the international scene for years. With a vibrant blend of traditional rhythms, indigenous instruments, captivating vocals and globally influenced contemporary sounds - this music is a fusion of styles that is both fresh and original.

Opetaia Foa’i is the songwriter/ lead vocalist of the group. The inspiration for his music comes from his multi-cultural upbringing - half Tokelauan, half Tuvaluan, born in Samoa and bought up in a Tokelauan community in New Zealand. Opetaia’s musical background spans both the traditional and the diverse influences of contemporary metropolitan culture. With 7 internationally acclaimed, award winning albums to date, he has been described as “one of New Zealand’s finest songwriters” and “ a true son of the Pacific”. Te Vaka has toured the world constantly since 1997 performing in 40 countries.

..."There is plenty of lip service paid to Pacific culture but Foa’i’s Te Vaka is the real oil: this is the canoe undertaking the great migration. To be moved by something so familiar, so pervasive it is taken for granted, is like rediscovering your own heartbeat"...

CHRIS BOURKE - Real Groove Magazine

Te Vaka at the D23 Disney Expo Te Vaka at the D23 Disney Expo
Opetaia Foai and Te Vaka Te Vaka performing at WOMAD Reading
Te Vaka live 2011   Te Vaka performing in London

 


 

HOW TO FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ON THIS WEBSITE

 BIOBand BiographyOpetaia Foai BiographyChronology of Achievements, Lineup for 2015
 MUSICAbout the MusicDiscographyThe log drums, About Pacific Music
 AUDIO - Listen to the music, read the lyrics, information about the songs
 PURCHASE - Buy the CDs, DVDs, downloads and T-shirts
 GALLERY - See pictures
 VIDEOS - watch videos
 SHOW - About the Show, About the Costumes
 REVIEWS - A selection of reviews across the 7 Albums
 BLOG - Blog written by Te Vaka management
 CONTACT - Contact: the band, the management, licensing, sales etc.

 


 

 

        

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BREAKING NEWS

Disney D23 Expo announces Opetaia Foai as songwriter for the upcoming Disney feature film "Moana" 

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Te Vaka US Tour 

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ALBUM NEWS

The 8th Te Vaka album - AMATAGA will be released in September!!! Pre-sales available soon!!

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