Te hiva

03:03
Te Vaka
2002
Opetaia Foai

Story

Tokelau language

Lyrics

TE HIVA (The dance)
Lyrics - Opetaia Foa'i, Music - Opetaia Foai & Malcolm Smith 

Te matagi malu kua hau i te loto

Vehehi ai toku tino i te fakalogologo

E he mafai na fai, fakafiti na lagona

Ko na pehe vena

E fakafiafia ma fakamimita

 

Tumau fakamau te migomigoi

Ko te uila kua hau

Fakaola ai toku loto

Fakatamilomilo fai taga fakatamilomilo

Fakafiafia ma fakamimita te hiva

 

Na hiva te gali te gali ona hiva

Kolikoli malie migomigoi na hiva

Na hiva te gali te gali ona hiva

Hiva fakamalie mai

 

Heee e o migomigoi

e o hiva fakagaligali

e o kolikoli ma te kolikoli

e o hiva fakamalie

 

E vena foki te fakalogo o na fenua

Egelani ma Falani, Europa ma Amerika

E tutuha lava te fiafia e lagona

Luelue ki latou

i te faiga o te hiva

 

Koli ki lalo e

Koli ki luga e

 

The cooling winds soothing my soul

Moving me as I listen

I can’t seem to hold back this feeling

Making me happy and proud

Holding steady while I do the Migomigoi

 

Lightning strikes me reviving my soul

Spinning around, showing moves,

spinning sround

So happy and proud in “Te Hiva”

 

Dancing so gracefully

So graceful are the dances

Kolikoli sweetly and

Migomigoi in the dance

Dancing so gracefully

So graceful are the dances

Dance ever so sweetly

 

Boys chant

 

It’s the same reaction

When heard in other places

England, France, Europe and America

They also get excited

They begin to sway

 

Dancing “Te Hiva”

Girls chant

 

   

© Spirit of Play Productions/Opetaia Foa'i

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