Audiences everywhere have been captivated by the Te Vaka experience. On stage Te Vaka delivers more than just a musical performance. The audience is taken, with music and dance, on a journey into the Pacific Islands, into the heart of Polynesia.

The costumes are vibrant and change constantly throughout the show. The dancers are skilled in Polynesian dances from many different Islands in the South Pacific. The drummers are a force beating out the rhythms of their ancestors. This is a fantastic display of 'Tribal Power' .

The show, like the music, has a contemporary edge which serves to enhance the communication of the songs and make them easy for other cultures to relate to and enjoy.

The focus is, of course, the log drums (pate) but this is varied and added to by the use of other instruments such as the acoustic and electric guitars creating within the show a great diversity - from log drum grooves which defy anyone to hold their body still, to soulful ballads that can move you to tears.

Te Vaka is an experience!!!! Read reviews of the show to find out what the critics say

Te Vaka at the Lotus Festival in Indiana Talaga and Etuenui dancing lue lue
 Te Vaka performs Papa e at the Great American Music Hall  Te Vaka at the Rugby World Cup in Paris
 Sulata at the Toata Stadium in Tahiti  Te Vaka Log drummers In Paris
 Te Vaka performing at WOMAD Reading  Te Vaka front man Opetaia Foai

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TE VAKA BEATS - 25.02.17

"TE VAKA BEATS" is a 10 track album of new percussion tracks written by Te Vaka's master percussionist - Matatia Foai and produced by Opetaia Foai.  "Te Vaka Beats"is for dancers, choreographers and anyone who loves log drums, skin drums and adventurous percussions. Mastered at "The Bakery" in LA by grammy award winning mastering engineer, Eric Boulanger you have not heard log drums like this before. First single coming soon.....                                                 

Te Vaka Beats - new album


NEW ALBUM!!! Release date - 25th February 

Click to hear interview with Matatia

Soundtrack album

Moana soundtrack Album                                                                                         

The Moana soundtrack album made it to No.2 on the Billboard 200 album charts and No.1 on the Billboard sound track album charts.

Other news




The making of Moana’s music [An interview with composer Opetaia Foa’i of Te Vaka]

Telling the stories of their ancestors, the voyagers and way-finders, through music


The Te Vaka singers arrived at Warners Brothers Recording Studios in Burbank to add the Te Vaka magic to the Moana soundtrack click here for pics and more




Great news - The Amataga album wins "Best Pacific Music Album" ( Recorded Music NZ award) and "Best Pacific Song" for Papua i sisifo" the song written in support of West Papua and their struggles for freedom.
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FROOTS MAGAZINE give "Amataga" a big "Thumbs up" read review HERE



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Hightlights of 2015 and what's up next



Disney D23 Expo announces Opetaia Foai as songwriter for the upcoming Disney feature film "Moana" 

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