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About "Hone Taiapa"
This song is a translation of the poem “On a theme by Hone Taiapa” written by "New Zealand's most distinguished Māori writer the late great Hone Tuwhare.

In 1999 tragic personal events led to the creation of WAI.

Partners in life and music Maaka Phat & Mina Ripia created WAI for the memory of Mina's pāpā Ture Tangata.

Performing entirely in the Māori language WAI utilizes a Māori style of presenting their musicnot only in the structureand fusionbut also in the delivery of their live show.

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