Pepeha


"Pepeha" is a song by New Zealand band Six60, performed bilingually in English and Māori. It wasreleased to coincide with Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. The song was written by Six60 band members Marlon Gerbes and Matiu Walters, alongside Te Reo expertsMahuia Bridgman-Cooper (a member of the Black Quartet), Jeremy Tātere MacLeod and Sir Tīmoti Kāretu. The word pepeha references a form of self-introduction, where the speaker describes their ancestry and connections to the natural environment (such as which waka your ancestors arrived on, and what mountains, rivers and marae are important to you and your family roots). Walters wanted to create a pepeha that would apply to all NewZealanders.(Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepeha)