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Maori love songs, 1962 (2nd of 2)

Maori love songs, 1962

The Māori-language songs that provided some of the first-ever New Zealand-made recordings remained popular into the rock 'n' roll era. This collection of love songs was recorded on Viking Records in 1962 by St Joseph's Māori Girls College Choir. The songs are 'Pōkarekare ana', 'Hine, e hine', 'Pehia', 'Haere rā, e hine', 'Tēnā koutou' and 'Po ata rau' ('Now is the hour').

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Recording companies and studios - Homegrown hits, 1950s to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by Mark Derby, published 22 Oct 2014