Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Haka - the most popular song of maori, great white cloud's people

I was very interested to read this articlefrom "theage.com.au"

and wanted to go into the question. Sometimes I'm not agree when people arrive to treat their culture in a sort of "agressive marketing", but then I think, their task today is to do everything useful that their culture survive. Later maybe will arrive the time to appreciate it. So do many little nations today. Tibetans, indians,maori... If all will love this culture, it has the possibility to survive. If not - will remain only an other "dead language".
So I found a Main Maori Site On The Netand an other site in italian accompained on every page with popular music.
I don't want repeat what is written there, it's enough to click the link.


Ka Mate
Very interesting and spectacular war song Haka (variant of Ka Mate)

Words and many interesting info I found on the site NZ Folk Song

Leader
KA MATE! KA MATE!
We're going to die! We're going to die!
We were at war

Chorus
KA ORA, KA ORA!
We're going to live! We're going to live!
But now there is peace.

Leader
KA MATE! KA MATE!
We're going to die! We're going to die!
We thought we were all going to die

Chorus
KA ORA, KA ORA!
We're going to live! We're going to live!
but now we are safe

All together
TENEI TE TANGATA PU'RU-HURU
This is the man, so hairy
because our leader, so strong and masculine,

NA'A NEI TIKI MAI WHAKA-WHITI TE ...
who fetched, and made shine the
has unified us and brought back the sunny days of

... RA! UPANE! KA UPANE!
sun! Together! All together ... !
peace. We are all working in harmony, side by side,

A UPANE! KA UPANE!
Together! All together ... !
moving in unison like the hairs on our chief's legs

WHITI TE RA!
To sun shines!
to prolong these sunny days of peace.

HI !
Yeah!

Now, "the same" song in the very popular today exibition of the
rugby match.
(Go to YouTube to see more videos)


So, you like it tooooo much?
Learn what to do from the special page that you can even print to have always for your eyes



Want to hear only audio? Listen and repeat
Kia rite, ka rite tonu!
Hi!!!
Ringa pakia
Uma tiraha
Turi whatia
Hopewhai ake
Waewae takahia kia kino

Ka mate, ka mate
Ka ora, ka ora
Ka mate, ka mate
Ka ora, ka ora
Tenei Te Tangata Puhuruhuru
Nana i tiki mai
whakawhiti te ra
Upa...ne, Upa...ne
Upane, Kaupane
Whiti te ra
Hi!!!

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