2 Apr 2017

Album with royal connection shares stories of the ancestors

From Standing Room Only, 1:45 pm on 2 April 2017
Pukepuke o'Tonga

Pukepuke o'Tonga Photo: Supplied

An record that combines the work of two creative forces from Tonga's past is about to be released. Lomipeau Fika 'Uluaki 'o Aotearoa combines the poetry of Queen Sālote Tupou III with the music of Lapaha Punake Vili Pusiaki - the great grandfather of members of Pukepuke o’ Tonga - the group putting it together. Group leader Sesilia Pusiaki spoke to Shaun D Wilson ahead of the album launch at Māngere Arts Centre.

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