13th of June 2020 - Te Vaka Beats Vol. 2 


Te Vaka Beats Vol.2"TE VAKA BEATS Vol 2" is 13 tracks of pure percussion power. This is the second album written by Te Vaka's master percussionist - Matatia Foai and produced by Opetaia Foai. "Te Vaka Beats Vol.2 " is a logdrum/percussion and chant style album which has gone places logdrums have probably not gone before. Drummers and dancers will find many exciting and challenging beats for choreography.|

Mastered at "The Bakery" in LA by grammy award winning mastering engineer, Eric Boulanger the log and skin drums are sounding richer than ever.

Plus - This is the first Te Vaka album available as a high-quality download (Apple digital Master) from itunes. It will also be available for download and streaming on all the usual services.


Moana soundtrack winner Billboard Music Awards


18 April 2018 - Nomination news

 It has been a great year for "Lakalaka" so far, currently a finalist in the ISC "World Music" category and nominated in 3 Pacific Music Awards Categories: Best Pacific Music Video (directed by Olivia Foa'i), Best Pacific Song and Best Pacific Language (Awards show to be held May 24th). In addition, our manager Julie Foa'i is nominated once again at the Music Manager's Forum this year in 2 categories this time, "International Achievement" and "Manager of the Year". 


28th November,2017 - Moana is nominated for two Grammys

Mark Mancina, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foai, Tom MacDougal

 Opetaia Foa'i, Lin-Manuel Miranda,  Mark Mancina & Tom MacDougal are nominated for: 

"Moana: The Songs" for "Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media,"

The awards will be held in New York on the 28th of January 2018 - watch this page.....!

19th November, 2017 - Moana wins "Top Soundtrack" at the AMA's

Moana Soundtrack - Top Soundtrack award

Up against Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and TrollsMoana    (music co-written by Opetaia Foa'i and Lin-Manual Miranda and scored by Mark Mancina) takes Top Soundtrack in the 2017 American Music Awards!







"Lukitau" from Te Vaka Beats dance video