Creating Music, Uniting People, Building Communities
Music is a unifying experience that the world shares. It is what unites us and makes us live in the moment together. We believe our mission is to share this experience with our community by providing access to the schooling, culture, creation, and performance of this art form.
Kainga Music’s Founder, Keli Ross-Ma’u, has a vision for the school to be modeled more like a Panyard. Keli chose the word “Kainga” from his Tongan heritage, which means “extended family,” to help embody the intention of community-building as the core goal of Kainga Music. Our music school has a focus on learning and performance of music as an extension and expression of that shared bonding experience between the students and audience members alike.
Kolisi Ko Tupou by Siupeli Taliai for the 150th Anniversary
We want Tupou College Alumni, current students, and Kainga Music family and friends to enjoy, support, and share in this great effort and energy around Creating Music, Uniting People, and Building Communities!
Founder Kainga Music
From Semisi Ma'u
Ko e hiva ‘ena ne fa’u he ‘etau Faifekau Malolo ‘a e Siasi Uesiliana Tau’ataina ‘o Tonga ‘a ia ‘oku mou mea’i kotoa pe, ‘a Siupeli Taliai. Ko ‘ene fa’u ki he Kolisi Ko Tupou ke tau hiva’i ‘i hono Katoanga’i e Ta’u 150 ’i ‘Sune 2016. Pea ko ‘ena e tatau fakatou’osi ‘a e lea mo e tu’ungafasi pea mo hono hiki fakaangaanga (audio as samples) ‘e 3:
1) Ko e fasi kakato (just the Lead vocal)
2) Ko e fasi mo e laulalo (lead and bass) he ‘u veesi , pea pehe ki he ‘u faha’i katoa he tau.
3) Ko e fasi mo e laulalo (lead and bass) he ‘u veesi , pea pehe ki he ‘u faha’i kotoa he tau mo e bridge.
Ko e Fakatokanga:
Fakatokanga’i ange ko e ‘u veesi ‘oku’ hiva’i fakafaha’i 2 pe, ko e fasi pe mo e laulalo. Pea toki fakamavahevahe leva ‘o faha’i 4 (fasi, kanokano, tenoa mo e laulalo he Tau mo e Bridge. Ko e founga ni te ke lava ‘o hiva fakafo’ituitui pe ki ho taimi faingamalie pe ‘a ‘au. ‘Oku faingofua ‘aupito he te ke lava pe ‘o ma’u e hiva he taimi nounou. Pea mou kataki ‘o tokoni ke fakaa’u atu e hiva ‘o tufa’i he feitu’u na kotoa.
‘Oku ‘oatu ‘a e fakamalo ki he kau Kolisi Tutuku ‘i ‘Amelika ni, kia Isileli ‘Avemoelotu Folau, Pila Tisi(Viliami Fifita). Rev Dr. Afuhia ‘Akolo, (Redwood City) Suaesi Ma’afu, San Bruno, Moli Siu, Viliami Lomu Siu, Concord, Rev Lea Loumoli ‘i Monterey CA., Rev ‘Anitoni Ma’u, Salt Lake City Utah. Pehe kia Rev. Tevita Finau ‘i Uelingatoni NZ. Sanitesi Latu ‘i Melbourne, Australia. Mo Rev. S. Koloti Ma’u mo e Kolisi Ko Sia’atoutai ‘i Tonga.
‘Oku tau ongo’i monu mo langilangi’ia katoa pe he faingamalie ko ‘eni ‘oku tau ma’u ‘inasi ai ‘a hono fai e fatongia ni.
K. Semisi Ma’u