Te Vaka's Great Hits - Song That Inspired Moana

by Te Vaka

Released 2017
Walt Disney Records
Released 2017
Walt Disney Records
A powerful collection of songs handpicked by the head of Disney Creative and released by Walt Disney Records to encapsulate both the greatest hits of Te Vaka and also the unique sound that inspired the music for Moana.
  • 03:06
    Tutuki
  • 03:48
    Haoloto
  • 03:18
    Pate Pate
  • 04:01
    Havili
  • 03:33
    Tele Ve Ko Koe
  • 03:14
    E Keli
  • 04:07
    Sei Ma Le Losa
  • 03:46
    Taku Uo Pele
  • 03:28
    Manu Samoa
  • 03:57
    Papa E (Edit)
  • 02:59 Lyrics
    Lakalaka

    LAKALAKA Lyrics

    Written by Opetaia Foa’i & Matatia Foa’i. 

    INTRO CHANT:

    MAOPOOPO MAI
    HAKALOGO MAI MAIA
    MAOPOOPO MAI
    HALOGO HALOGO
    LAKALAKA MAI

    VERSE 1

    KO TATOU KATOA ,
    KO TENEI KAIGA
    KO TATOU ALOHA
    E KEKEHE TE LAGONA

    VERSE 2

    KO TATOU OLAGA
    KO TENEI VAEGA
    KO TENEI ALOHA
    E KEKEHE TE MANAIA 

    PRECHORUS:

    POTOPTOGA KI NA
    KE MAKEKE MAKEKE UMA
    ATUNUKU TAHI LOTO KI NA

    CHORUS:

    LAKALAKA TO VAE TENA
    LAKALAKA OU FOLIGA
    LAKALAKA LOTO FIAFIA
    LAKALAKA MAI LA

    CHORUS 2

    LA LAKALAKA KI TUA KI MUA
    LA LAKALAKA KI LALO KI LUGA

    VERSE 3

    KO TAGATA KATOA
    KO TAGATA KAIGA
    KO TAGATA ALOHA
    E KEKEHE TE LAGONA

     

    MALE CHANT:

    EH EH FAKATU MAI LA
    FAKATU MAI NA LIMA
    HOHO HIKI NA VAE
    HAKAHAKA TATOU UMA

    WOMEN;

    LUELUE KO TE LUE LAVA I TOKU MAFAUFAU 

    MALE:

    TU MAI NA LIMA HOHO HIKI NA VAE
    HAKAHAKA TATOU UMA 

    WOMEN;

    HIKIHIKI NA VAE NA LIMA
    TOKU TINO FIA TAMILOMILO

    ALL:

    TU MAI LA KOUTOU UMA
    HAU LA HAU LA TATOU HIVA

    Intro chant:

    Gather around
    Listen up
    Gather around
    Listen listen
    Stepping this way

    Verse 1

    It’s all of us together
    We are family
    All this love shown
    Is different and beautiful

    Verse 2

    Our way of life
    Expressed in this group
    All this love shown
    Is different and beautiful

    Prechorus:

    When we unite
    It’s strong stronger together
    One land one heart

    Chorus:

    Stepping lively with your feet
    Stepping and expressing with your face
    Stepping with a happy heart
    Stepping this way

    Chorus 2

    Stepping to the back to the front
    Stepping low and high

    Verse 3

    All the people
    The people are all family
    The love of our people
    Has a different kind of feeling

    Male Chant:

    Hey Hey stand up
    Get your hands up
    Move and lift your feet
    lets dance together

    WOMEN;

    swaying only the sway is on my mind

    Male:

    Get your hands up
    Move and lift your feet
    lets dance together

    Women:

    Lift your feet and hands
    my body wants to spin around

    All:

    Let’s see you all stand
    c’mon c’mon let all dance together

     

NOTES
Spearheaded by Opetaia Foa'i (multi award-winning composer, "Moana" songwriter and lifelong ambassador of the South Pacific) Te Vaka is a rare Contemporary Polynesian experience which breaks all existing stereo-types and authentically fuses traditional Polynesian elements into the modern day like no other band.

This album contains a collection of Te Vaka's most popular all time tracks along plus some particular favourites of John Lasseter (Creative head of Disney and Pixar) and a brand new single - "Lakalaka"

If you are new to the Te Vaka sound, this is album is a great introduction.