"AMATAGA" - new Te Vaka album 

Amataga new Te Vaka album

Amataga, written by Opetaia Foa'i, is receiving world wide acclaim.
realeased in September 2015 it has already featured in the following charts.

* European World Music Chart Best Albums of 2015

* Transglobal World Music Chart Best Albums of 2015

SoundRoots/Spin The GlobeTop 10 World Music Albums 

* Worldbeat top 30 Canada

READ  reviews - LISTEN to the music  Lyrics and translations

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The CD comes with beautiful 16 page booklet, lyrics and translations.

Amataga itunes linkInterview with Opetaia

 
Te Vaka - South Pacific Fusion Music

Te Vaka has been described as one of the most talented and original World music acts to appear on the international scene for years. With a vibrant blend of traditional rhythms, indigenous instruments, captivating vocals and globally influenced contemporary sounds - this music is a fusion of styles that is both fresh and original.

Opetaia Foa’i is the songwriter/ lead vocalist of the group. The inspiration for his music comes from his multi-cultural upbringing - half Tokelauan, half Tuvaluan, born in Samoa and bought up in a Tokelauan community in New Zealand. Opetaia’s musical background spans both the traditional and the diverse influences of contemporary metropolitan culture. With 7 internationally acclaimed, award winning albums to date, he has been described as “one of New Zealand’s finest songwriters” and “ a true son of the Pacific”. Te Vaka has toured the world constantly since 1997 performing in 40 countries.

..."There is plenty of lip service paid to Pacific culture but Foa’i’s Te Vaka is the real oil: this is the canoe undertaking the great migration. To be moved by something so familiar, so pervasive it is taken for granted, is like rediscovering your own heartbeat"...

CHRIS BOURKE - Real Groove Magazine

Te Vaka at the D23 Disney Expo Te Vaka at the D23 Disney Expo
Opetaia Foai and Te Vaka Te Vaka performing at WOMAD Reading
Te Vaka live 2011   Te Vaka performing in London

 


 

HOW TO FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ON THIS WEBSITE

 BIOBand BiographyOpetaia Foai BiographyChronology of Achievements
 MUSICAbout the MusicDiscographyThe log drums, About Pacific Music
 THE BAND Current lineup
 AUDIO - Listen to the music, read the lyrics and information about the songs
 PURCHASE - Buy the CDs, DVDs, downloads and T-shirts
 TOUR DATES  A rare chance to see Te Vaka live
 GALLERY - See pictures
 VIDEOS - watch videos
 SHOW - About the Show, About the Costumes
 REVIEWS - A selection of reviews across the 8 Albums
 BLOG - Blog written by Te Vaka management
 CONTACT - Contact: the band, the management, licensing, sales etc.

 


 

 

        

 

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WE ARE CELEBRATING!!!

8 CD set of Te Vaka CDs

From now until the 9th of May you can get 20% off all CDs plus one FREE when you purchase the whole set! That is a saving of $60.00!!!!

 

To get the 20% of any CD go to the shop select you CD/CDs enter the coupon CELEBRATE and your discount will show on checkout - too easy!!!

PLAY TE VAKA MUSIC

PACIFIC MUSIC AWARDS

AMATAGA IS A FINALIST FOR:

"Best Pacific Album"
"Best Pacific Group"
"Best Pacific Song"
"Best Pacific language"

Winners announced on 9th June 2016.

AMATAGA REVIEWS

FROOTS MAGAZINE give "Amataga" a big "Thumbs up" read review HERE
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Interview with Opetaia in the Sunday Star Times 24th Jan

Highlights of 2015 and what's up next.

 

Disney D23 Expo announces Opetaia Foai as songwriter for the upcoming Disney feature film "Moana" 

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Te Vaka T-shirts are back in stock

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