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WAKA HUIA V2
COMING 7th JUNE

This song reaches through our planet to create V2 WAKA HUIA featuring Meta_ (Portugal).
This potent waiata fusion of te reo Māori and Portuguese is a captivating sonic trap beat with sounds of taonga puoro (Tradition Māori and First Nation flute).

"In both languages, we speak about addressing injustices with unwavering resistance."

V2 ‘WAKA HUIA’  ft Meta_ wraps the audience up and takes them on a deep music journey, linking both the singer's homelands, which are polar on our earth.
 
In her verse, Meta_ harnesses the power of sovereignty and the responsibility of using
our voices to awaken the heart and soul within ourselves and the world,
by embracing our identity as earthlings. 
 
Meta_ is Mariana Bragada, alchemizing her roots to create wings. She fuses her powerful ancestral voice with electronic & organic music, creating a unique soundscape reminiscent of a bittersweet feeling of future memories.  

Huia and Mariana met in 2022 in Lisboa, Portugal at a Dubfx gig and have wanted to collaborate as they are both bilingual artists, producers and soul sisters.

 

LYRICS


V1 (MĀ) 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 (MĀ) Waka Huia x 2
Ko Waka Huia koe 
Ko koe te tirama! 
 

CH Precious Vessel x 2

You are the Waka Huia

You are a vessel of knowledge

And you shine!

V2 (PT) Nasci para criar o futuro ancestral
Relembrar em nós a memória imortal
Trago a  minha voz, ativo um novo portal
Pra acordar a força de também ser animal 
Aviva o mundo, Aviva o corpo
Anima Mundi, A Alma do mundo todo
V2 I was born to create the ancestral future
To recall in us the immortal memory
I bring my voice, activating a new portal
To awaken the strength of also being an animal
Revive the world, Revive the body
Anima Mundi, The soul of the whole world -
CH


V3 (MĀ)Patupatuhia ngā pahū, turakina ngā rākau
Kua tika te wā kia anga whakamua x2

V3 Strike the drums, shake the trees

move beyond this time to the future x 2
CH - V1 repeat

MIHI - CREDITS

V2 WAKA HUIA VIDEO CREDITS
 
Kaiwaiata: Huia Hamon - www.iamhuia.com
Meta_ PT - www.iamnotmeta.pt 
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 and Chris Chetland
Meta_ filmed in Portugal by Isa Cancela @oneviewforyou
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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