STAN WALKER SINGS HE KAKANO AHAU WITH WHANAU (FAMILY)
“My cultural pride I will show, that you may know, who I am.”–song lyrics, Aaria.
Beautiful voices from The Shaky Isles today.
Mauri ‘Ola Tatou! Life to US!!!
[Footage: Singer Stan Walker & Whanau/Family from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia]
Lyrics: He kakano ahau i ruia mai i rangi atea (I am a seed scattered from Rangiatea)
And i can never be lost i am the seed, Born of Greatness
Descended from a line of Chiefs, he kakano ahau
CHORUS I hea ra au e hitekiteki ana kamau tonu i ahau oku tikanga/ Toku reo, toku oho oho, toke reo, toku mapihi maurea/ Toku whakakai marihi
My language is my strength, an ornament of grace. Ka tu ana ahau, ka uhi ahau e oku tipuna
My pride i will show that you they know who i am
I am a warrior a survivor. He morehu ahau
CHORUS I hea ra au e hitekiteki ana kamau tonu i ahau oku tikanga
Toku reo, toku oho oho, Toku reo, toku mapihi maurea
Toku whakakai marihi
My language is my strength, an ornament of grace
– an ornamental grace.
Translations: I will hold fast to my traditions. My language is my cherished possession
My language is the object of my affection. My precious adornment. My language is my strength. An ornament of grace.
Whenever I stand, I am clothed by my ancestors
My pride I will show, That you may know who I am . I am a warrior, a survivor
I am a remnant.
Wherever I may roam. I will hold fast to my traditions. My language is my cherished possession. My treasured Tiger Shell.
My precious ornament. My language is my strength. An ornament of grace.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.8.10~