Historical Maori recordings released by Zodiac in 2007. An immaculately-recorded and digitally-restored archival audio document of the legendary Maniapoto Voices, among the finest exponents of the traditional close-harmony singing unique to the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand. The highest recording standards were utilised in the making of this album , and the crystal-clear audio (transferred directly from the original analogue tapes) brings to life the ancient art of close-harmony singing seldom heard before. The Maniapoto Voices “Songs Of The Maori” offers action songs, songs of celebration and farewell, and provides a glimpse into the music and language of traditional Maori Culture.
1 Te Atairangi 2 Ka Marangi Te Wai 3 Tu Moke Moke 4 Ete Iwi E 5 Te Marama Ite Po 6 Patere “Tainui” 7 Reo Karere 8 Hoki Mai 9 Manu Rere – Te Ope Tuatahi Traditional 10 Tureiti Ete Iwi 11 Tiaro Tanumia 12 Hinemoa 13 Karewa 14 Darewell to Wana- I-Rangi (Lament) 15 Now is the Hour