Aitutaki Enua perform their Kapa Rima (action song) at the 2021 Te Maeva Nui NZ festival.
They said this of their performance -
"Our Performance depicts how scared and unsure we are as Cook Islands people from this “Maki Kino” Coronavirus. How are we going to protect ourselves from this, how are we as a small nation going to be resilient against this?
Our on stage performance will show how peaceful we are “sleeping” to being awoken by a frightening “Silence”. This brings about fear. We do not know how to protect ourselves, we don't know why, how or who to trust and we lack understanding.
We want to cover Covid and its deadly spread around the world. We hear how this affects the whole World and even powerful countries cannot protect themselves, so how does a small nation do it?
It is relevant to the theme through Unity, Love, Trust we can overcome this INVISIBLE FEAR together.
This is important as it is still relevant in this present day. Medicines are not guaranteed, the sickness is still mutating and our Kapa Rima is perfect for showcasing the Pain, Fear and Unity."