Just recently I discovered another interesting CD by the Putumayo Label: Jazz Around The World
Especially one song caught my attention, it’s by Kataraina Pipi from New Zealand. I suppose the song is in Maori language, my first thought was: it sounds similar to Hawaiian.
I was googling and found out: “Hawaiian is most similar to Tahitian, Marquesan, and Maori, but it has cognates in other Austronesian languages as far east as the Philippines and Malaysia.” Source: http://www.hawaiian.saivus.org
Not music related, but interesting anyway!
The song is quite slow, lightly swinging and the voice has got an echo. Maybe a little bit cheesy but funny for sure (although I have no idea what the song is about – If you know it, please let me know in the comment section).
Title: Te Reo o Papatuanuku
Artist: Kataraina Pipi
Album: Putumayo presents: Jazz Around The World
Tempo: 100 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop
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