- Publish Date
- Friday, 27 August 2021, 11:14AM
Aotearoa's biggest band SIX60 have officially kicked off Waiata Anthem week celebrations with the release of the new song 'Pepeha'.
The boys from 660 Castle Street are back, and this time to celebrate a massive week in the NZ Music calendar.
'Pepeha' is the bands first ever bilingual waiata featuring both English and Te Reo Māori lyrics.
Following on from Kia Mau Ki Tō Ūkaipō / Don't Forget your Roots which featured in last years Waita Anthem compilation album, Pepeha is the first song to be released celebrating Waiata Anthem week 2021 which runs from 6th-12th September.
A pepeha shows our connection to the physical and spiritual place we call home. This anthemic waiata links significant things – prestige, love, and family – with our environment and to our ancestors.
Ko Mana tōku maunga
Mana is my mountain
Ko Aroha te moana
Aroha is my sea
Ko Whānau tōku waka
Whānau is my waka
Ko au e tū atu nei
And all of that is me.