Ua Ata Mai Le Teine (Pese o le Pagota) / O le Mau

Punialava'a features in this clip, but Jerome Grey also has a version of this song, which is a fun tribute to some serious events in Samoan history. (Jerome Grey version:) Ua ata mai le teine i la matou foeleni Ua tofu matou ma le salu i ele auala tele E faapei o ano...

Sitiseni

An excellent example of Samoan history captured in our music. This song is about the unusual citizenship arrangement between Samoa and New Zealand. Fa'ateia samoa uma I le sitiseni mo niu sila To'atele nisi ua tete'e A'o isi foi ua fiafia tele Fa'amalo maele'ga I lau...

O le vi’i o le tatau Samoa

Performed in this clip by The Golden Ali'is, this song comes from a traditional chant about the origins of the Samoan tattoo - tatau. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIgCNQeZYBA O le mafuaaga lenei na iloa I le ta'aga le tatau i Samoa O le malaga a Fafine e to'alua na...

Falaofuta

Le teine lea o falaofuta sei tuu mai lau lalaga ula ia malie mai oe Fitiuta sei faaeva i le atu u'uga oi aue ua tala mai toga o le Pulouoleola le Tasiaeafe ua mu pito tasi oloo teu nei i le lagi Tamalii ua sau nei o le ula o lenei Selegapepe ma le fono ia Savavau Alii...

Le Taeao

(Performed, in this video, by Dennis Ah Yek.) 'Taeao' means morning, and at first this song seems to describe a typical morning, with birds chirping and the sun shining through the clouds. Listen more carefully and you'll find this song is referring to a blessed...