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Em-Haley Walker Channels Love and Peace on ‘Te Kaahu O Rangi’

The debut album from Em-Haley Walker is not the sound of the Kiwi pop princess we have come to adore through her Theia project.

TE KAAHU

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The debut album from TE KAAHU (Em-Haley Walker) is not the sound of the Kiwi pop princess we have come to adore through her Theia project.

It’s a message of love and peace, sung entirely in her mother tongue, te reo Māori.

TE KAAHU

A tribute to her tūpuna wāhine (female ancestors) and her haukāinga (home) in the Waikato, the record’s nine waiata (songs) drape over you like a feathered cloak, clear proof of the transcendent power of music.

Stream: TE KAAHU, Te Kaahu O Rangi


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