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WATCH: Chelsea Cuthers and Rex Atirai – Tiaki Mai Rā

Celebrating Cook Islands Language in true musical form, Niu FM host Chelsea has teamed up with Rex Atirai to deliver this dance-pop track, Tiaki Mai Rā.

Shot in New Zealand and in the Cooks, Tiaki Mai Rā is a stunning tribute to their homeland and a love letter to homesick Cook Islanders, pining for the warm and sunny shores of their island.

Debuting their new single at the opening of Cook Islands Language Week in Wellington this week, the duo have already received rave reviews for their brand new song.

Check out the music video for Tiaki Mai Rā above.
 

Producer: NaluRex
Song writers: Rex Atirai, Chelsea Cuthers, Tauraki Rongo, Romea Atirai, Aaron Pulemagafa, Junior Napara
Pe’e: Tauraki Rongo
Kōrero o te ‘Ōrau
Rongokura Productions: Konini Rongo
Drone footage: Tokerau Jim images
Papatua Productions: Tuaine papatua

 

CAST
Pa’i taro maiden: Julaneena Maarametua Uritaua
Scooter driver: Te-Ati Motu
Mountain climber: Ta Isaac Nio
Church girl: Akatu Upokotu, Cataleya Heather-Marsters
Coconut tree climber: Tikove Piira
Tīvaevae mama: Kura Rubena Taripo
Tīvaevae girl: Temiah Tangitamaiti

 

 

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