General Fiyah performs a Tongan classic love song "Loka Siliva" with the Kalapu Fonu Moe Moa Aotearoa kava club.
The love song was composed by the late Queen Salote and penned before her marriage to Tungi Mailefihi in September 1917.
It is thought to be the first poem she wrote when she tried to invoke herself for her husband to be. A Silver lock that is as difficult to break, in a poetic sense, as she hoped the marriage would be.
Reknown for her genius in poetry, song and dance, this is one of the hundreds of poems Queen Salote wrote and composed music to in her 47 year reign.
Kalapu Fonu Moe Moa Aotearoa started in 1998 in Mangere.
The purpose of the Kalapu was a holistic approach with the wrap around of culture & traditional Tongan music which helped to maintain their identity as Tongans from the village of Hofoa.
The focus of their kalapu is their Youth and connecting their heritage and the family tree of each family.
They also give back to their Village to help out with what’s needed in the village.