Kiwis get together to cover Earth, Wind & Fire's 'September' for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

music news 17/09/2020

Tino pai!

How awesome is this!? A bunch of great Kiwis have got together to help popular Māori musician Pere Wihongi with his latest cover.

The cover is to celebrate Mahuru Māori and Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and is titled 'Mahuru'.

The waiata is of Earth, Wind & Fire's September, and instead of performing the song in English, he has completely made the waiata his own, relating it to our Māori kōrero.

Mahuru is the equivalent of September in Te Reo.

LYRICS:

Whakarongo mai
Ki te reo karanga
E hoa mā
I ngā hau e whā
Me mahara
Te reo tuku iho nei

Māna anō
Tātou e kotahi
Ō tātou ringa (ringa)
E pupuri Ō tātou waha
E mihi atu nei
Nā te mea....

Chorus:
Mahuru me kōrero
Māori Mahuru me kōrero
Māori Mahuru me kōrero
Māori e Mahuru,

Mahuru, Mahuru, Mahuru x 3

Me awhi atu
I te hunga ako
Ngā tauira
Mai i ngā wāhi katoa
Mā koutou
E ora ai te reo

Māna anō
E kīia nei
Nō tēnei whenua koe
Tō tātou reo
O Aotearoa e
Nā te mea....

Chorus:
Mahuru me kōrero Māori
Mahuru me kōrero Māori
Mahuru me kōrero Māori e

Tukua te reo ki te rangi
Kia haruru ki te ao katoa
Nā te mea...

Chorus:
Mahuru me kōrero Māori
Mahuru me kōrero Māori
Mahuru me kōrero Māori e

Mahuru, Mahuru, Mahuru, Mahuru x 3 Chorus (repeats)