He Waiata - Muramura


A beautiful upbeat waiata to uplift spirits and fun to learn with whanau and friends!

 Muramura means to be glowing, bright and colourful, and this is about the joy of counting down the days to Christmas, and the hope of being with loved ones at Christmas time.

Bio: Aro consists of husband and wife Charles (Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngati Te Ata, Te Ati Awa) and Emily Looker (nee Rice). The pair share a passion for the power of language and music to tell stories and remind us of our cultural identity. The duo were finalists for the Maioha Award at the Silver Scrolls (2019) and the APRA Best Children's Song Award for their song Korimako (2020).


Kei te wera te kānara
Te reka o te kakara

Kanikani hahana muramura
Ki tēnei waiata auē

Kei te kaute ngā hēkona ki te ata
o te rua tekau mā rima o Hakihea auē

Kei te wera te ahi
E moemoeā ki te huihui

Rikoriko ngā whetū muramura
Ki tēnei waiata auē


The candle is lit
The scent, so sweet

Dance bright flame
To this song

Counting down the seconds to the
morning of the twenty fifth of December

The fire is lit
Dreaming of meeting again

Twinkle bright stars
To this song

Aro - Muramura

We wrote this song not knowing what Christmas might look like this year. It's about the anticipation of Christmas and the hope of getting to be with loved ones at this special time.

We would like to dedicate this song to our wonderful Aunty Kathy, who was, in her own way, muramura ✨

Lyrics and translations courtesy of: https://www.aromusic.co.nz/lyrics

 Bio Credit: https://www.muzic.net.nz/artists/4323/aro

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