Tutuki

Te Vaka

Winner “Best Pacific Music Album” Winner World Music Category ISC awards USA Winner international category Australian Songwriting awards Entered the European World Music Chart at No.4

16 Page Booklet with Lyrics and Translations

The fourth Te Vaka album, "Tutuki" won "Best Pacific Music Album. The fifth track "Tamahana"has won a number of songwriting awards and the first Track "Samulai" won second place in the World music category of the USA international songwriting competition. This album has been described as "Traditional but not too provincial, funky but not too Western, polished but not too slick". In this one Opetaia takes up subjects of concern in the South Pacific such as over-fishing and AIDS but balances it well with inspired tracks about the positive aspects of Pacific life. Again, the band's stunning blend of original, traditionally influenced South Pacific Fusion has infected people all over the world with it's infectious pulsating log drum rhythms and uplifting melodies. SONGLINES UK

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