Waiata - 'Ngoi Ngoi' - You cant help but sway, stomp your waewae....

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I found a great video footage and needed to share it! 

One of my favourite iconic waiata of the 90's!

 Even though it is to commemorate his dear friend, this is one of those beats you cant help but sway, stomp your waewae, copy the kapa actions and sing to, or I try to anyway!

On New Zealand Today in 1992, the Patea Māori Club performed 'Ngoi Ngoi'.

The waiata was in tribute to Ngoi Pēwhairangi who passed away in 1985, was instrumental in helping Dalvanius learn about Māoritanga, and wrote lyrics for both 'Poi E' and Prince Tui Teka's earlier hit 'E Ipo'(nzonscreen.com)

Ngoi Ngoi

E te tau o ta-ku a-te e
Ha-ru-ru kau a-na
Te ra-nga-ta-hi ta-ka-tū nei e
Ki te hā-pai i nga ma-hi e
A Ngoi e
Wha-ka-ro-ngo ki te reo
Maori e.

Ki te pa-kō a te poi
A Ngoi e
Ki te ta-ka-hi ta-ma ma
A Ngoi e
Ki te mi-ta o te Reo.

Ata-ahu-a Ngoi
NGOI NGOI
Nga-kau ma-ri-e
NGOI NGOI
Wha-ka-po-no Ngoi
NGOI NGOI
Tau pu-mau NGOI

You're our bosom friend
always going full throttle
to help this younger generation
with the task
Oh Ngoi
of listening to the
Maori language.

In the thudding of the poi
Oh Ngoi
in the men's stamping
Oh Ngoi
in the rhythm of our language.

Beautiful Ngoi
NGOI NGOI
with a heart of gold
NGOI NGOI
Dedicated Ngoi
NGOI NGOI
Our constant friend NGOI

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Comments 1

Sandra212 on Tuesday, 19 April 2022 10:19

I have always loved this waiata, love seeing the words and its meanings up there for everyone, great stuff x

I have always loved this waiata, love seeing the words and its meanings up there for everyone, great stuff x
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