Waiata

Tena Koutou te whanau;

We have been meeting regularly at the marae now each Thursday night from 6 - 7.30pm and enjoying adding waiata to our repertoire and strengthening in confidence as we go.

A small roopu is gathering consistently, Aunty Marn , Aunty Piki , Hone , Candy, Sandra, Hemaima to name a few with tamariki coming as whanau bring them.

More importantly  we are strengthening our wairua... and this has been a rewarding activity. We invite all our whanau in the valley, near and far to join us if you can.

 

Style of learning:

Each week our waiata repertoire grows. We start with a list of waiata we know , then we break up into roopu. Each roopu idenitfies, learns and presents, with written words one waiata they already know and one they want to learn.  When we return from our practice exercise , we share what we learn , add to the repertoire and watch our list grow.

We talk about the waiata, share the meaning, appropriate use of the waiata. Our goal is to record ourselves and post on the site all the words to the waiata, with an audio so you can all join in and learn with us.

 

Waiata:

We have learnt karakia waiata / himene, tautoko waiata, specific Ngati hine Waiata, waiata aringa, .....and the list will grow.

 

 

 

Originals - by Hone Kopa

Mauria mai
Tangohia
 

Mauria mai

Mauria mai , te aroha     

Ki runga i tenei marae

Pupritia te aroha

Ki runga i tenei marae.

I roto i tenei ao

Nga rereketanga aue,

no reira e nga iwi, kumea mai ra           

Kia mau, kia tatou e....

Mauria mai , te aroha

Ki runga i tenei marae

Pupritia te aroha

Ki runga i tenei marae.

 

Tangohia nga pona 

Tangohia nga pona

e here nei

I roto i taku uma ,

e pehea nei

Ko te tumanako

me te whakapono

Tangohia, nga pona 

e here nei.

Tango hia , nga pona

e here nei.

 

 

 

  

Page last updated 26 Nov 2008