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Te Vaka

"Adrenaline-powered, bare-midriffed, percussion-pulsed, infectiously happy, beautiful people bringing ancient traditions into the modern world" (The Maui News)

Award-winning Te Vaka is a dynamite band from New Zealand, seamlessly fusing the timeless log drum rhythms and traditional dances of their Polynesian roots with the driving beats of rock. The result -- the soul of the Pacific in dancing rock 'n' roll rhythms! Original lyrics in Tokelauan and Samoan, many of them by band leader and songwriter Opetaia Foa’i, address present-day issues of the environment and preserving culture in the face of a rapidly changing world. Wildly popular in the Pacific and with an avid fan base from around the world, Te Vaka has integrity about its Pacific Island culture while the foot-stomping rhythms of its music make it accessible and appealing to today’s audiences and world music lovers. One of the best bands to come out of the Pacific!

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PERFORMING ARTS TOURING FROM THE PACIFIC REGION