WE KNOW THE WAY - Written by Opetaia Foai with English Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
TE VAKA WOWED THE CROWD ON AND OFF STAGE AT THE MOANA WORLD PREMIERE!
The 14th of November at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood was a night when dreams came true. The reviews of the movie, the music and the Te Vaka performance were everything we could have hoped for. Read more See the pictures
"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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The CD comes with beautiful 16 page booklet, lyrics and translations.
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