Te Vaka Puaikura perform their Ute at the 2021 Te Maeva Nui NZ festival.
Te Vaka Puaikura’s Ute evolves around the “World View of Adversities”, not just COVID19, but the whole array of Geopolitical Issues around the world, the chaos produced through greed, corruption, indigenous genocide, and is creeping into the Cook Islands diaspora.
World Wars, World Atrocities, World Oil Wars, Cold Wars, Trade Wars, Economic Greed, Corruption. It also increased the costs of living standards, displacements, climate migration, which resulted in some Pacific Island Countries becoming climate refugees.
People of the Pacific, to include the Cook Islands and Indigenous Peoples realigned priorities, and worked together in unity, (Families, Grand Parents, Parents, Children, Grandchildren) despite the chaos, as the derivatives of the World Chaos
We need to revert to the old ways of our ancestors, the way they did things, and adapt their old ways to our modern lives, and grow in that knowledge.