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Ake, Ake, Kia Kaha E!: Songs of the New Zealand 28 (Maori) Battalion

Album Summary

>Word, Spoken : Padre Wi Tetau Huata makes introductory comments in Maori...
>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943)
>Word, Spoken : Brigadier George Dittmer, the Battalion's first Commanding Officer, reminisces during a Battalion re
>Word, Spoken : New Zealand National Broadcasting Service commentator Arch Curry speaks from the North African campa
>Word, Spoken : Captain Wiremu Netana Panapa, future Bishop of Aotearoa, sends greetings to the Battalion
>Word, Spoken : Princess Te Puea Herangi, the respected and influential Maori leader who set up Turangawaewae marae
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers
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Notes & Reviews:

When the soldiers of the legendary Maori Battalion sailed for the Second World War, they took with them songs that embodied the love and prayers of those at home. Atoll Records, in association with the Sound Archives of Radio NZ/Nga Taonga Korero and The National Library of New Zealand, is proud to release this historic two-CD set featuring recordings of the Battalion while it was overseas. These unique recordings were taken live on location in the sands of Egypt, during artillery action in North Africa, and in the green valleys of Southern Italy, by the Middle East Recording Unit of New Zealand's National Broadcasting Service. The recordings capture the raw exuberance and vigor of the performances, and convey something of the drama of WWII.



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Works Details

>Word, Spoken : Padre Wi Tetau Huata makes introductory comments in Maori...
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Pa mai to reo aroha (Let your aroha flow o
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Ka mate! Ka mate! / Karu, Karu / Aue te ma
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Ka mate! Ka mate! / Karu, Karu / Aue te ma
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 5 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Arohaina mai (Great King above extend your
  • Ensemble: Tuini Ngawai's Te Hokowhitu-a-Tu Maori Club
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bennett recount
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Captain James Henare, later the Battalion'
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Captain Matarehua Monty Wikiriwhi of "B" C
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Te reo powhiri (The voice of greetings) /
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Major Wi Pewhairangi Reedy sends greetings
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Lieutenant Albie Bennett introduces the Ba
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 1 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Captain Fred Baker and Second Lieutenant R
  • Performers: Hori Hapeta (Voice); Peti Nohinohi (Voice); Hori Pomana (Voice); Ricky Smith (Voice); Turi Waaka (Voice)
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Haere ra toku aroha (Farewell my own true
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: E wawata / Moe mai e hine / E pari ra
  • Performer: S. Waretini (Voice)
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Colonel RH Thompson during a Battalion reu
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Tama ngakau marie (Son of a peaceful heart
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Word, Spoken : Brigadier George Dittmer, the Battalion's first Commanding Officer, reminisces during a Battalion re
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Ka rongo te pakanga nei (Listen to the bat
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 1 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Word, Spoken : New Zealand National Broadcasting Service commentator Arch Curry speaks from the North African campa
  • Running Time: 1 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Whakarongo ake ra (Hear us as we greet you
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Rukuhia ra e hoa ma te Moana
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 1 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Maori Battalion march to victory
  • Conductor: C. Miller
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: E nga hoia e (We are the soldiers!)
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Te hokowhitu toa (Take the mantle of your
  • Ensemble: Te Hokowhitu-a-Tu Maori Culture Group
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Tofa my felini, oh I never will forget you
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: "A" Company presents songs and greetings t
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 6 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: E te ope tuatahi
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 1 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Vivere (Let's live!)
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Mokemoke taua, ka hoki mai ano (We are bot
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Tenei matou e tu atu nei
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 1 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: God save the King
  • Ensemble: 1st Maori Reinforcements
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Lieutenant Arapeta Awatere, who would late
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Word, Spoken : Captain Wiremu Netana Panapa, future Bishop of Aotearoa, sends greetings to the Battalion
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Te aroha (also known as Aue mama, aue papa
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Lieutenant Whareaitu and Lieutenant Karait
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 5 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Lieutenant Webb sends greetings to Maori B
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Word, Spoken : Princess Te Puea Herangi, the respected and influential Maori leader who set up Turangawaewae marae
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Reverend Mutu Kapa, and esteemed churchman
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: There'll always be an England (E kore e In
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Po ata rau (Now is the hour)
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sound, Recorded : Field Recordings of the 28th Maori Battalion (1940-1943) :: Au, E Ihu
  • Ensemble: 28th Maori Battalion
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary