"AMATAGA" AWARD WINNING 8TH ALBUM
* European World Music Chart Best Albums of 2015
* Transglobal World Music Chart Best Albums of 2015
* SoundRoots/Spin The GlobeTop 10 World Music Albums
* Worldbeat top 30 Canada
Lyrics and translations
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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 8 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.
... "Te Vaka’s forceful rhythms, inspired melodies, and heartfelt songwriting offer a long - overdue, stereotype-smashing glimpse into the true soul of the South Seas"...
J POET - Wired Magazine USA
BIO - Band Biography, Opetaia Foai Biography, Chronology of Achievements
MUSIC - About the Music, Te Vaka Albums, The log drums, About Pacific Music
THE BAND Current lineup
AUDIO - Listen to the music, read the lyrics and information about the songs
PURCHASE - Buy the CDs, DVDs, downloads and T-shirts
TOUR DATES A rare chance to see Te Vaka live
GALLERY - See pictures
VIDEOS - watch videos
SHOW - About the Show, About the Costumes
REVIEWS - A selection of reviews across the 8 Albums
BLOG - Blog written by Te Vaka management
CONTACT - Contact: the band, the management, licensing, sales etc. Join the mailing list