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Winner "Best Pacific Music Album"
Winner World Music Category ISC awards USA
Winner international category Australian Songwriting awards

14 tracks, a 16 page booklet and full translations. Another accessible and infectious collection of Pacific-inspired songs, produced by Foa'i.

The fourth Te Vaka album takes up subjects of concern in the South Pacific such as over-fishing and AIDS but balances it well with inspired tracks about the positive aspects of Pacific life. Again, the band's stunning blend of original, traditionally influenced Polynesian music has infected people all over the world with it's infectious pulsating log drum rhythms and uplifting melodies.

...Tutuki (Play the Beat) finds all the right balances; traditional but not too provincial, funky but not too Western, polished but not too slick. Frontman composer and co –producer Opetaia Foa’i has used his instinctive feel for the innate beauty of the Pacific melody, along with flawless production, to create a very spacious and elegant album...

Track Listing:

Tauale Mataku
Te Kaiga
Aivoli Taoa
Oku Tupuga
Manu Samoa
Te Lalama
Tofa E

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  • Store location: Upper Hutt City, Wellington, NZ

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