Tangaroa Whakamautai by Maisey Rika

I love this new song by the beautiful Māori Singer/Songwriter Maisey Rika. I have been listening to it over the week and I am still moved by the beauty in her singing in the Māori language. In addition, the video displays the picturesque scenery of Aotearoa (New Zealand) which is absolutely breathtaking! Here is the music video, enjoy!

Here are the lyrics in both the Māori langauge and English language:

Te 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.

You can pre-order her album “WHITIORA” from maiseyrika.com

4 thoughts on “Tangaroa Whakamautai by Maisey Rika

    • Maryanne Pale says:

      Hi Felicia,
      I agree with your comments about Maisey Rika. I hope one day you get a chance to visit New Zealand. I appreciate your visit to this blog. Have a wonderful new week.
      Blessings & love xox

  1. Paddy Noble says:

    Kia ora I’ve been amazed by this song too and the video. Aotearoa New Zealand definitely had some beautiful music and talent. I’ve been hooked on this song too that inspired me to write a poem. I got a little bit homesick for my tipuna too.

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