3 Aug 2014

Tate Le Fia Manatua, Siyabangena & Ke Nna Yo Morena

From Young New Zealand, 3:25 pm on 3 August 2014
Siapo Mamanu

Siapo Mamanu Photo: Te Papa, Public Domain

'Tate Le Fia Manatua' was written by former NZSSC choristers, Steven Rapana and Benson Wilson. The song tells of a Samoan Princess who was married off to a Tongan Prince, and of her village mourning their loss. 'Siyabangena' & 'Ke Nna Yo Morena' are traditional South African songs arranged by Ralph Schmitt.

Performed by the New Zealand Secondary Students' Choir as part of their 2014 'World on a String' programme and recorded by Radio New Zealand Concert at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on 26 July 2014.