Day 4: Hitting a High Note…
Activity 1: The Waiata - A Song in Your Heart
In the past, Māori would often use song as a way of sharing information or communicating emotions. A waiata is the name given to a traditional Māori song. One of my all-time favourite waiata is Kia Paimarie. What about you?
Use Google to research traditional Māori Waiata. Listen to a number of Waiata and read the lyrics. On your blog tell us which one of the waiata you found you like the most. Why do you like it?
The Maori Waiata I like most was Tiaho Mai Ra. I liked this song because its meaningful. Its for a person who has passed. It has the words "Hoki mai rā ki ahau, e te tau" meaning "Come back to me darling". It is a very insightful Waiata and I can strongly connect with the words. I thought that this song was explaining how you miss someone that has passed but in a different and beautiful way.