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  • artist:WAI
  • featured artist:WAI
  • region:Polynesia
  • release year:2000
  • style(s):Electronic, Maori
  • country:New Zealand
  • formats:CD (Compact Disc),
  • record submitted by:KAPA Productions
  • label:Minaaka Music
  • publisher:Minaaka Music


This is the stuff of life itself, and WAI do their subject proud, with a direct-from-the-heart approach.

WAI is refreshing music, flowing with emotion, rich with soulful melodies, beating with complex rhythms.

WAI create a uniquely organic sound that looks both backwards and forwards at the same time, while sounding utterly unlike any other sound on this blue planet.

Add Mina's richly expressive, sad and unassuming, almost meditative, vocals, all sung in her native Maori tongue, and you have one of the only "world music" albums that actually speaks honestly and meaningfully of our place in the universe.