He Koingo

He Koingo
Brannigan Kaa

Brannigan Kaa is probably the most popular recording artist on the 20+ station Maori Radio Network - his 90's classic "Maumahara Noa Ahau" (originally released on "Tangiora 2") is always on most request -ed lists; tracks from his 2001 album "Taputapu" continue to receive steady airplay and his vocal performances are a stand-out feature on the recent hit album "Elena". In addition, Brannigan is currently receiving maximum exposure as co-host of the popular MAORIOKE SHOW.

He Koingo is an exquisite mix of r'n'b, jazz and funk with moteatea (a traditional form of Maori chant) and the All Black haka (on outro to title track) adding flavour. Love songs such a Koiwi and He Putiputi Puawai rub shoulders with a dance-mix version of the popular hymn E Te Atua. Producer George Nepia (of Rhombus and Tangiora fame) shows his programming brilliance on the raggamuffin rap of "Mama Kei Whea?"and the nesian fusion arrangement of the Hirini Melbourne classic "Whiti Te Marama" is sure to gain heaps of airplay. "He Aha Te Wairua" with guest vocalist Jackie Keelan, etc sings of the love and respect thatgrows from the treasures handed down from a kuia (grandmother) to her mokopuna (grandchild) - another radio "classic" from Brannigan Kaa.

Cat No: CDJAY387 Title: He Koingo
Barcode: 9421002391391 Artist: Brannigan Kaa
Label: Price: $20.00