Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Toia Mai te Waka nei

Over the past week we've been learning a new Maori song in class. Here are the lyrics and interpretation from Maori to English. Click here to visit the site.

Tōia mai1 te waka nei
Kūmea mai te waka nei
Ki te takotoranga i takoto ai
Tiriti2 te mana motuhake3

Te tangi a te manu e4
Pīpī-wha-rau-ro-a5
Kūi! Kūi! Kūi!
Whitiwhiti ora!
Hui e, tāiki e.
Haul this canoe closer
haul the canoe here
to its
special resting place;
the Treaty gives us our autonomy.

May the cry of the bird,
the shining cuckoo
- Quee! Quee! Quee! -
signal a change for the better.
Draw together, beome intertwined!

video

6 comments:

isara said...

Hi room 10

I know that song now.

from Isara

Room 2 said...

Hi this is Aramis from room2 burnham school your video is long but i like the sound because it sounds like the Haka

Room 2 said...

Hi this is Aramis from room2 burnham school your video is long but i like the sound because it sounds like the Haka

Melville Intermediate said...

Room 10, I really like this song, in fact I know our Kapa Haka Group Sing it too, and did so in the production last year, I will find the footage of that and send a link so you can watch it! Fantatisc job and I loved the background, lots of people trying very hard!
Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato.

Sela Room 10 said...

Hi Room10,
I loved the way you all told the world the lyrics in english and maori. Keep it up room10,and by the way I liked the way you did the actions proply with no mistakes. That was a great haka!!

From Sela Room10

Dante said...

Hi room 10 you guys have a great time at your trip I hope you guys have a great time. You all have a clear voice and try making some more videos. Keep up the good work.
From Dante.