Siva mai

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Te Vaka
1997
Te Vaka

Story

Typical of the light-hearted and friendly nature of the people of Tokelau. When the guitar is played this way, it is an invitation to sing and dance. The song is a medley combining the three main islands - Tokelau, Tuvalu and Samoa - that have heavily influenced Opetaia's unique style of music.

 

Lyrics

SIVA MAI (Let's dance)
Arrangement of 3 different traditional Pacific tracks)

(Tuvalu Language)

Te gala ka tu ne
Galu galu fati fati
Te hoe ote vaka (x3)
Ka tele ki mua
Oe oe pa'aga oe oe
Puki puki pa'aga puki puki
Te hoe ote vaka
Ka tele ki mua
...........................

(Samoan Language)

Sua maia le tai e
Sua maia le tai e
Faiga figota le faiga alili
Faimai le lomatua e fia ai se
Faisua e tausi ai lona soifua
Oi sole Emie
Oi sole Emie
Fai se tonu po fea
Tali o ita i sou fia lelei
Ae lilo ita onu masei
Oi lou a ue
Fai se tonu po fea
.............................

(Tokelau Language)

Ko te leo e hau nei
E hua galo galo e
Au e mate a tu ko te leo
O taku lupe
Te nei e pepe ifo i ulu
O gaha ma puapua
Te nei e pepe ifo kae
Kopa kopa ka tele