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December 30, 2010

Tau Hele Ta

Ova has always been musically talented. That was one of the many things I've admired about him. He has the ability to listen to a song and pick up any instrument and play it as if he had been practicing forever. He's amazingly talented musically!! Back before we got married and he was attending college at Snow....him, his cousin David, and a bunch of their friends actually started a little band. In the little city of Ephriam, Utah...they were big. They sang reggae songs, and just whatever they wanted. They made it on their local radio station and even traveled and sang at different places. I was on my mission when he had his little snow college band...but I've heard recordings of them and they sounded pretty good! David (the lead singer) has an amazing voice and he can come up with lyrics off the top of his head! So talented! His wife Talia, is my best friend....we've always told them they should start up a band again....and I always say "come on guys Good Charlotte started out in their garage"... they've always just kinda laughed it off and never took us seriously. Every once in a while we'd meet up at each others house...Talia and I would talk or cook and the boys would have a jam session in the living room. I loved it!

Recently Ova came home and said he wanted to join this band. I was more than excited for him.... but the band he wanted to start wasn't exactly what I had in mind....he joined with a group of guys and they sang Tongan songs....they call themselves Tau Hele Ta...and they sound great!! It's so funny to see how much they really really get into it!! That's the fob in my husband coming out...hahaha

Even though it's not the kind of band I was talking about...I'm really glad he's doing this. He's using and sharing his talents, he's really enjoying himself and having lots of fun, and he's getting my kids into loving Tongan music. It's so cute because everytime Lautala hears Tongan music now she immediately claps and starts moving her hands like she's dancing the tau'olunga. Makai and Mone have memorized all the songs right along with their Dad, and Ma and Tea LOVE having our home filled with Tongan music! Check out the video below to see their little group....

5 comments:

Heather and Kevin said...

For some reason the sound didn't work. I don't know if it is my computer or something is messed up with the video :( Bummer, but his band sounds really fun.

IONGI FAMILY said...

That's great I know my hubby would totally love to have a cd =) good for Ova!!!

Melissa said...

Wow! They are quite the music group. If they do make a CD send one my way. What a fun thing to be apart of and to have it in your home. That is sweet that your children love that too. What a fun talent!
Love your breakfast with Santa. Why don't they do something like that here? Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Love ya!

Melissa said...

Wow! They are quite the music group. If they do make a CD send one my way. What a fun thing to be apart of and to have it in your home. That is sweet that your children love that too. What a fun talent!
Love your breakfast with Santa. Why don't they do something like that here? Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Love ya!

Tiff and Kyle said...

That was WONDERFUL!!! Where can I see them live/get a CD?