Pate Pate (Radio Remix)

Te Vaka
Opetaia Foai


This is a remix of one of the most popular Te Vaka tracks. In New Zealand it was hard to mainstream radio play as the music wasnt in English. This track was remixed in a successful effort to get some mainstream radio play. 

Courting fun between groups of young men and women. Much of the message is expressed in the dances, which are vibrant and provocative. This is an accepted way in which to communicate with the one they love. The boldness, the teasing, the confidence is openly expressed for all to see, spurred on and driven by the power of the log drums.


Tokelau language


PATE PATE Radio Remix
Opetaia Foa'i Lyrics, Opetaia Foa'i & Malcolm Smith Music

© Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i