Tangaroa Whakamautai

from by Maisey Rika

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lyrics

e ararau o Tangaroa
E rere ki te papaurunui
(x3)

Tahora nui ātea
Te manawa o te moana
Te mauri o Tangaroa
Tangaroa whakamautai
Tangaroa whakamautai

Tūtara Kauika
He poutiriao
Te wai o Tangaroa
Te wai o Tangaroa

Te tangi a te tohorā
He tohu nō aituā
Te mau a Tangaroa
Te mau a Tangaroa

He kaitiaki
He taonga
He tipua
He ariki
He taniwha
He tipua
He kaitiaki
He taonga
He tipua
Tangaroa whakamautai

Nā Maisey Rika i whakapākehātia.
English translation by Maisey Rika

The various waterways of Tangaroa
Flow back into its voluminous source
(x3)

The vast expanse
The heart of the ocean
The life-force of Tangaroa
Tangaroa commander of the tides

A pod of whales (or in reference to Tūtara Kauika the historical whale guardian ancestor)
A supernatural phenomenon
Evolving from the waters of Tangaroa
The waters of Tangaroa

The cry of the whale
Signals a warning
The power of Tangaroa
The power of Tangaroa
Tangaroa commander of the tides

A guardian
A precious treasure
A strange / supernatural being
A god
Of the ancient prehistoric realm
A guardian
A precious treasure
A strange / supernatural being
Tangaroa commander of the tides.

credits

from Whitiora, track released September 9, 2012
Ngā kaitito o ngā kupu. Lyric composer(s)
Erueti Korewha: (Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāpuhi), Maisey Rika (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe, Te Arawa, Te Whānau-a-Apanui (Iwi whāngai)
Ngā kaitito o te rangi. Melody composer(s): JJ Rika (Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe, Te Arawa,
Te Whānau-a-Apanui (Iwi whāngai),
Maisey Rika
Te kaiwhakarite i ngā pūoro: Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper (Kai Tahu)

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Maori singer/songwriter Maisey Rika, has one of Aotearoa's most impressive lead vocal style, fused with her honest and thought invoking messages.

Some have described her sound similar to Tracey Chapman or Sade, with a splash of India Arie. Her spine tingling vocals and fusion of English and Maori (Te Reo) lyrics is capturing the hearts of soul seekers both in New Zealand and abroad.
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