Kōwhai: Kōrero Mai - A Bilingual EP for Young Tamariki

Made with the support of NZ on Air Music, we joined forces with Kiwi Icon, Suzy Cato, and with Levity Beet at the music production helm, we collectively created four upbeat, super fun waiata that young tamariki can sing along to, that helps them to learn more about our beautiful te reo Māori/Māori language. The media team at Ko Taku Reo: Deaf Education NZ were instrumental in the creation of three trilingual music videos that are available on YouTube and TuriTV

 

Listen to the songs on all major platforms:

 

Click on a thumbnail below for info on where to stream and download each waiata, plus resources and merch!

View the lyric video on YouTube, HERE

Download lyrics, HERE

Music video on YouTube, HERE

Button badge available to buy, HERE

View the lyric video on YouTube, HERE

Download lyrics, HERE

A3 poster available to buy, HERE

A2 poster available to preorder, HERE

View the lyric video on YouTube, HERE

Download lyrics, HERE

Music video on YouTube, HERE

A3 poster available to buy, HERE

A2 poster available to preorder, HERE

View the lyric video on YouTube, HERE

Download lyrics, HERE

Music video on YouTube, HERE

Acknowledgements

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Songs written by Siu Williams-Lemi and Suzy Cato

Performed by Leah and Siu of Loopy Tunes and Suzy Cato, featuring ‘Ilaisaane Williams-Lemi and Beau Williams-Partington

Produced and Mixed by Levity Beet

Music Videos by the media team at Ko Taku Reo – Deaf Education NZ

Audio Mastering by Chris Chetland of KOG Studios

Māori Translator – Kaycee Soutar

Publicity – Kylie Leggoe of Great NZ Publicity

Lyric Videos and Posters created by Siu Williams-Lemi, with images by Rosina Cater