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Taoba

by Kaumaakonga

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The recorded tracks on their debut release, Taoba are a collection of traditional chants, re-arranged to create a unique hybrid genre. Several of the songs on the album have been passed down through oral traditions for over 26 generations, and re-arranged by and for KMK with wonderful harmonies and driving rhythms.

With the influence of the groups’ Polynesian and Melanesian cultures, KMK breathe new life into their ancient chants while combining traditional rhythms and percussion with panpipes, guitar and unique vocal harmonies.

KMK’s music is the combination of individual members efforts to take the listener on a sonic journey from the past and propel them to the future of modern and traditional Polynesian Melanesian musical fusions.

credits

released June 21, 2019

Raymond Tuhaika Mainge - Guitar/ Vocals/ Percussion
Kaipua Angikitasi Paa’ungahenua - Percussion / Vocals
Kennedy Tekatoha - Percussion / Ukelele / Vocals
Jenny Niungongo Tekatoha - Vocals
Willie Tekatoha – Guitar/ Vocals/ Percussion/Bass Guitar
Michael Maefaididia - Bass Guitar
Alvin Indu - Drums

With special guest musicians
Paul Hamond Hunahau - Pan Pipes (track 5)
Ben Kaumanaki - Pan Pipes (track 5)
Joe Sihu - Pan Pipes (track 1,2,3,4)
Tio Bang (Vanuatu) – Violin (track 5)
Junior Vincent Marita - Guitar (track 1, 2, 3,4)

KMK Management team
Martin Tomoana & Nikki Michail
kaumaakonga@gmail.com

Recorded by Peet Gardner
Additional recording by Andrew L. Robinson
Mixed by Andrew L. Robinson
Mastered by Simon Polinski
Produced by David Bridie
Photography and CD artwork: Nikki Michail

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Kaumaakonga Solomon Islands

Kaumaakonga (KMK) are a collective of musicians from the Solomon Islands coming together to revive Traditional Avaiki chants, music and dance from the most western Polynesian Islands of MuNgava and MuNgiki, now known as Rennel and Bellona.

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