Ke ke kitea

04:28
Te Vaka
1999
Te Vaka

Story

It is a great concern that the small Islands in the Pacific, each with it’s own unique culture, will succumb to the effects of "Global warming". As the temperature of the sea rises the tiny algae that feed the coral are unable to survive causing the Islands to gradually disappear. Eventually the people of these Islands will be forced to leave and entire cultures will be lost. This song is a personal invitation to all those in positions of power to come and visit these Islands so they can see how beautiful they are and how happy the people are who live on them. I believe if they did just that, they would help prevent this disaster.

 

Tokelau language

Lyrics

KE KE KITEA (So you can see)
Opetaia Foa'i

e ui lava ki tatou e mamao
e tatau ai koe ke ahiahi mai
ke ke kitea ite gali o tenei lalolagi

ke ke kitea
ite matou lalolagi
ke ke kitea
i te gali o tenei lalolagi

ke ve koe ko au
se aho fakatahi
iloa ai e koe
mea lea atu ai au
ke ke kitea ite gali o tenei lalolagi

ke ke kitea
ite matou lalolagi
ke ke kitea
i te gali o tenei lalolagi


e ui lava ki tatou e mamao
e tatou ai koe ke ahi ahi mai
ke ke kitea i te gali o tenei lalolagi


e talitonu ai au
i toku loto nei
ke kitea e koe
to matou olaga

even though we live far apart
you should come visit us
so you can see how beautiful my world is

so you can see
my world
so you can see
how beautiful this world is


If you could be me
for just one day
you would then understand
what I’m on about
so you would see how beautiful this world is


so you can see
my world
so you can see
how beautiful this world is
even though we live so far apart


you should come visit us
so you can see how beautiful this world is
so you can see
the beauty in our world


so you can see
the wonderful life we live

   


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