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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 established its non-profit corporation 501(c)(3) in 2014 with a mission statement Creating Music, Uniting People, Building Communities. Music is uplifting, healing, and gives the opportunity for starting and strengthening the bond between people of different backgrounds, genders, and ages. The featured instrument in the school, the steel pan, is played throughout the country of origin, Trinidad & Tobago, in community centers called “Panyards” that welcome the variety of members in the surrounding neighborhoods to find a common place and common voice. 

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.

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Kolisi Ko Tupou by Siupeli Taliai for the 150th Anniversary

Below is the song for Tupou College in Tonga. They will be celebrating 150 years in June 2016. The song was written by Siupeli Taliai and the music was written by Semisi Ma’u. Those who will be singing at the 150th anniversary celebration of Tupou College, please download the music below and play the audio examples.

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!
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"Music is a unifying experience that the world shares. It's what unites us, it's what makes us live in the moment together."

Keli Ross-Ma'u
Founder Kainga Music


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To Tupou College Alumni
From Semisi Ma'u
Ki he Kolisi Tutuku kotoa pea mo e  Kolisi Lolotonga ‘o e Kolisi Ko Tupou.
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.

Malo.
‘Ofa atu.
K. Semisi Ma’u
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