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NEW!
WAKA HUIA V2
HUIA ft META_

 

Huia Ignites with Empowering Debut Single, 'Waka Huia',
a te reo Māori x Trap waiata (song). #1 on ENTHNOCLOUD CHARTS!

 
This potent waiata is a captivating fusion of contemporary trap beats and the ancient sounds of taonga puoro (traditional Māori instruments), including a First Nation flute, with a solid music landscape composed by award-winning producer Rei.

Sung in te reo Māori, ‘Waka Huia’ pulsates with an empowering message.  It's a call to action, urging listeners to embrace their inner strength and lift each other.  The lyrics speak to challenging the status quo and addressing injustices with unwavering resolve and peaceful resistance. Rangimārie.

‘Waka Huia’ wraps the audience and takes them on a heavy deep music journey, but lyrically it’s a gentle reminder to look after yourself. 

‘Waka Huia’ is just the first taste of Huia's highly anticipated album, 'Kawakawa’ a twelve-track exploration of affirmation, self-discovery and connection to one another and the lands we live and fiercely protect.
WAKA HUIA - LYRICS

V1 He ātaahua te ora, he ātaahua te aroha
Te kaha o te puna, te mana o te kahurangi
Ka rere te wai, ka hārō te ngākau
Ka whakahokia te reo, ko te reo o te ao
Life is beautiful, love is beautiful
The strength of the spring, powerful in the azure
The water flows, the heart soars
Returning of the voice, of the voice of the world

CH Waka Huia x 2
Ko Waka Huia koe 
Ko koe te tirama! 
 

Precious Vessel x 2

You are the Waka Huia

You are a vessel of knowledge

And you shine!


V2 Patupatuhia ngā pahū, turakina ngā rākau
Kua tika te wā kia anga whakamua x2

Strike the drums, shake the trees

move beyond this time to the future x 2


CH - V1 repeat

MIHI - CREDITS

WAKA HUIA VIDEO CREDITS
 
Kaiwaiata: Huia Hamon - www.iamhuia.com 
Tangata Kanikani: Lana Larkins and Matiu Hamuera
Waiata Puoro: Rei - www.musicbyrei C.McDougall
 
Recorded/Mixed/Mastered: Chris Chetland www.kog.co.nz
Kupu Timaga Māori: Lois McIver
Tautoko: Te Māngai Pāho Aotearoa
 
Video: Filmed Live at WOMAD24 by Sean Richards, assistant Chris Chetland
Edited and graded by Sean Richards at Launch Media 
Music Post: Kog Studio
 
Kākahu: Huia, artists own, Korowai by Hira
Pounamu: Te Kaha Pounamu Silver
Dancers: Brooke Tyson (custom Rei concepts)
 
PR: HūHā Music www.huhamusic.com
Label: Kog Mastering Ltd/HuHā Music
P+C: Control
Distribution: Precise Digital, Aotearoa
 
Filmed live at WOMAD24 Taranaki: Rei Show, Brooklyns Bowl Closing, Rāhoroi set
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