Oldies: Tiama’a – ‘E Pa’ia

Aotearoa’s Nainz and Viiz Tupa’i, the brothers who comprise the duo Adeaze, did a cover of the beautiful Samoan song “‘E Pa’ia”. Though Adeaze put the song on the New Zealand landscape and put their mark on the Pacific Islander music scene, it was the original artists Tiama’a who used their inspiration in a Samoan gospel standard to record this song in the early 1980’s.

Regardless, this is still one of my favorite Samoan songs. Have a listen to both versions and tell me what you think:

The original Tiama’a version

The cover by Adeaze

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