Te Vaka - South Pacific Fusion Music

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, “One of New Zealand’s finest songwriters”. With 7 internationally acclaimed albums, 2 DVDs and countless performances, 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 have created a unique sound described as a “stereotype-smashing glimpse into the true soul of the South Seas”.


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One off performance in Auckland by Opetaia, Sulata and Neil on the 27th of August to celebrate the opening of Conservation International new office in NZ and the launch of the Auckland University Marine Science Institute.


2015 -2016 USA

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