The Kiwi stars of Moana fought hard to ensure the film’s mana, but one may even have risked his job
I first learned about Opetaia Foa’i and Te Vaka from Moana’s suondtrack, and the first glimpses we had of it on youtube.
Let me just say you need to go to their website and listen and then buy lots of stuff because they’re awesome.
Meanwhile, this article tells how the Polynesian (lots of folks from Aotearoa) cast, musicians and others fought to keep Disney on track, and the mana of the film awesome.
Thank you Opetaia Foa’i for great music and for standing up…