Apr 13, 2021


Maori News & Indigenous Views

New Maori Waiata Released By Taranaki Band (+video)

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“Our band Te Kohikohinga Kohatu (TKK) is pleased to announce the release of our first single and music video during NZ Music Month” says band manager and singer Morgana Watson.

Whakataka Te Hau’ is an original and it’s all in Te Reo Maori! In fact, all our waiata are composed by members of our band and we sing in Te Reo Maori only. This new song incorporates old karakia (prayer) from our tipuna (ancestors).”

This group of musicians who’s name means “A Collection of Stones” was brought together by Simon James and Morgana Watson to introduce a new sound to Aotearoa and the world.

This is contemporary and traditional Maori (indigenous New Zealand) music in the styles of World, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Reggae. TKK endeavours to promote and celebrate Te Reo me ona Tikanga (the language and protocols) of Taranaki to share with all audiences.

“We are launching our EP in July here in Taranaki. Watch, learn, sing, dance and have an awesome time with us!” concluded Morgana Watson.

This is their first video single called “Whakataka Te Hau”. It speaks of the elements of nature and includes a Karakia (chant) well-known to Maori culture. Check out their sites and please Subscribe, *Like*, Share and all of that, to keep up to date with their music and gigs.

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