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Te Vaka

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Please spare a minute to vote for Te Vaka! "The peoples choice Best Pacific Artist" Award.

posted 6 years ago
2010 S³ Pacific Music Awards Finalists Announced!

Te Vaka nabs four final spots

The finalists for the 2010 S³ Pacific Music Awards have been announced with Pacific legends Te Vaka named in four categories.

Te Vaka is a finalist for its sixth album "Haoloto" in the Radio 531 PI Best Pacific Group and the S³ Best Pacific Music Album categories. "Haoloto" has also earned Te Vaka a finalist position in the Recognition and Promotion of Pacific Language category, new this year.

Te Vaka’s fourth finalist spot is in the APRA Best Pacific Song category for the single "Te Mavaega". Te Vaka’s combination of musicians and dancers from Tokelau, Tuvalu, Samoa, Cook Islands and New Zealand presents a rich, luscious mix of Polynesia’s ancient culture to the modern world. Read more......Pacific music awards
posted 6 years ago
Haoloto and all earlier Te Vaka CDs available from itunes.
posted 6 years ago
Haoloto now available as download from www.tevaka.org

Merry Christmas
posted 6 years ago
HAOLOTO - available at www.tevaka.com now!!!
posted 6 years ago
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Te Vaka is a group of musicians and dancers from Tokelau, Tuvalu, Samoa, Cook Islands and New Zealand brought together under the inspired leadership of Opetaia Foa'i. Te Vaka has been enchanting the world with their own brand of South Pacific Fusion since 1997. Using the rhythms of the log drum ("pate"), combined with traditional and contemporary instruments, Opetaia Foa'i and the band deliver a kaleidoscopic array of Pacific flavors in a genre all of it’s own.

Te Vaka has performed in the USA and toured the UK, Europe & other parts of the world extensively over the last 14 years, performing in such prestigious venues as London’s Royal Festival Hall and Ronnie Scott’s nightclub. The group has headlined music festivals throughout Europe and been favourites at WOMAD festivals around the world including the WOMAD Festival in Seattle, USA. They are in demand for many important world events and have represented New Zealand and the South Pacific with performances for the America’s cup events in Auckland, the Commonwealth games in Melbourne, the Rugby World Cup in Paris and the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Opetaia Foa’i is the songwriter/ lead vocalist of the group. The inspiration ... (+) expand
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marcares (level 32) wrote:
Music of the Oceans and Heavens!
4 months ago
fraisylady (level 37) wrote:
Echo of last comment for your new one
Kiwis and strawberries for ever !!!!!!
6 years ago
BeensBaxter (level 4) wrote:
Love this!! Reminds me when I was studying abroad down there!! <3 Much love my Kiwi friends!!! Very happy to see ya'll on this website!!
6 years ago
ChungStawr (level 4) wrote:
Brooooooo's respect from NZ =)
6 years ago
fraisylady (level 37) wrote:
great in rugby, great country and islands for culture and way of life and so much great for music... new song te vaka same effect and listen to all of them. Can' t stop !!!!!
6 years ago
fraisylady (level 37) wrote:
you make us dream, dance and travel thanks so much !!!!!!!!
6 years ago
iellie (level 6) wrote:
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL
7 years ago
MaRyUh (level 11) wrote:
Makes me want to go back to tahitian classes... thank you :-)
7 years ago
carpii (level 17) wrote:
Happy I found Tauale mataka. Good work!
7 years ago
seagull (level 23) wrote:
Beautiful !
7 years ago
alcorrales (level 34) wrote:
Hey, very good stuff guys, you got yourselves a new fan. Thanks for this music!!!
7 years ago
woodjean (level 31) wrote:
Toku Matua is good!
7 years ago
AndrewnMaria (level 1) wrote:
Lua Afe...very Sexy beat!!!
7 years ago
AndrewnMaria (level 1) wrote:
Beautiful music! Currently listening to Samulai... Listen to the CD's in my car (only missing one :-)) ) and sometimes I forget I am speeding... a little :-P
Congratulations TE VAKA and Thank you for the MUSICA
7 years ago
Scathach (level 13) wrote:
You guys are like sunshine in lyric form! Awesome!
7 years ago
SelenesDream (level 24) wrote:
I love you guys! Very warm friendly sound.
7 years ago
King Tut wrote:
SOOOO awesome. keep it up!!!
7 years ago
Te Vaka wrote:
This link will give you an idea of what the band is like live
7 years ago
kaleliza (level 21) wrote:
I've been dancing around the house to your songs tonight. I just can't help it! You guys would be amazing to see live. Thanks for the beautiful music. :)
7 years ago
seagull (level 23) wrote:
Wonderful work
7 years ago