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Another Haunting Song from Tia Takarangi-Chan

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I mentioned in a previous blog that Tia was writing a second song for the Marae ceremony where the young Aroha is pledged to Hunapo in a mock wedding, a rite of passage that changes Aroha’s live irrevocably.

Tia has composed another hauntingly beautiful song, bringing so much to the film, adding depth and meaning to this critical part of the film.

We filmed Tia preforming the song at the Te Poho-O-Rawiri Marae on Sunday, our last day of shooting.

Tia is certainly an amazing emerging talent and I hope that Amiri & Aroha will prove an important springboard for her recording career.

Today’s podcast video features a rough cut of Tia’s performance which I have just been editing.