Māori ‎– Maori Songs Of New Zealand

Folkways Records ‎– FE 4433
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Oriori: Popo E Tangi Ki Te Kai Mana
Vocals – Unknown Artist
A2 Waiata: Ka Riro Ra Ia Te Momo O Te Tangata
Vocals – Unknown Artist
A3 Tangi: Lament
Composed By – Te ParanoaVocals – Tuhoe*
A4 Waiata Aroha
Composed By – PuhiwahineVocals – Unknown Artist
A5 Haka
Composed By – Te RauparahaVocals – Unknown Artist
A6 Haka
Composed By – WairangiVocals – Unknown Artist
B1 Maemae
Vocals – Ngati Raukawa*
B2 Karakia To Tanemahuta
Vocals – Unknown Artist
B3 Karakia To Tangaroa
Vocals – Te Arawa
B4 He Whakaaraara
Vocals – Unknown Artist
B5 Te To O Tainui
Vocals – Unknown Artist
B6 Toia Mai Te Waka
Vocals – Unknown Artist
B7 Apakura (Dirge)
Vocals – Tuhoe*



Track A1 is a lullaby (oriori).
Track A2 is a lament (tangi).
Track A3 & B7 is a lament of the Tuhoe tribe.
Track A4 is a love song (waiata aroha).
Track B1 is a death chant (maemae), sung at the death of Wahineiti, a Ngati Raukawa chieftain.
Track B2 is an incantation (karakia), supplicating the god of the forsts, Tanemahuta.
Track B3 is an incantation belonging to the Te Arawa people.
Track B4 is an ancient sentinel alarm.
Track B5 is a canoe hauling song.
Track B6 is a canoe hauling song which has evolved into an welcome chant (powhiri).
Track B7 is lament of the Tuhoe tribe.

Recorded by the New Zealand Broadcating Service in cooperation with the Maori Affairs Dept..

8-page A4 booklet inserted.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Library Of Congress Catalog No.): R 59-848