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Theia is Te Kaahu and here is her debut Waiata for Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori

Radio13

Aotearoa singer and songwriter Theia (AKA Em Walker) has revealed a new Te Reo Māori project called TE KAAHU, which coincides with Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.

Walker (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Tīpaa) is a fierce proponent for the revitalisation of Māori language and culture and has a double degree in Te Reo Rangatira and Māori and Indigenous Studies from the University of Canterbury. Through TE KAAHU Walker pays tribute to her tūpuna wāhine, including her late great grandmother Mite Kukutai who is a famed Tainui composer. She also seeks to shine a light on the beauty and vulnerability in Māori music, which is so often overlooked in the mainstream narrative.

Theia grandmother

Theia's Kuia image supplied

Written By: Radio13