Kau tufuga fai vaka

04:43
Te Vaka
1999
Opetaia Foai

Story

A tribute to the original pioneers of the South Pacific - The great Polynesian fleet that conquered the largest ocean on the planet with the simple canoe. Their natural abilities on the sea as navigators and as sailors are legendary. Summoned by Tagaloa to the sea they take up the challenge.

 

Tokelau language

Lyrics

KAU TUFUGA FAI VAKA (Master voyagers)
Opetaia Foa'i

kau tufuga fai vaka o te moana
tapena ake te folau
Tagaloa e kalaga mai
taku mai na uiga ote tai
hau hau
Kau tufuga fai vaka

kau tufuga fai vaka o te moana
te nuku e fakatali mai
fakatahi ma na faigata
fofou mai kia te koe e fanatu

hau hau
kau tufuga fai vaka

o koe kua lau iloa
in a tuhituhiga
o koe kua takutaku
i te lalolagi

 

Master voyagers of the sea
Prepare for your journey
Tagaloa is calling you
Telling you the ways of the sea

Come Come
Master voyagers

Master voyagers of the sea
There are lands that await you
Along with many challenges
Urging you to arrive

Come Come
Master Voyagers

Your great feats are well known
Preserved in writings
And in stories told
Throughout the world

   

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