Koiki

by Mau Power

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A song celebrating the life and time of Eddie Koiki Mabo.

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"Kioki"

Intro News report

The civil rights movement swept cross Australia in the 1960’s. Many people fought for their basic human rights. The right to walk into shops, cinemas, try on clothes, swim in a public pool, to buy a cuppa from a local cafe & of course the right to vote. They are part of the movement changing the world.

One man, Eddie Koiki Mabo took the fight to the highest establishments in the land. He challenged the most powerful laws of the country. The legacy of a courageous man, a freedom fighter, a deep thinker, a free spirit, a father, a son and brother, a person connected to the history, and a visionary that saw long into the future, he knew that things must change, for his people.

Chant: (Meriam Dialect)
Malo Tag Moki, Moki
Teter Moki, Moki

Vs1,

The Messenger breath/
His truth with the native tongue/
For the future/
The journey an important one/

His story/
Was one about Birthright/
History will remember/
This great fight/

That moment/
Terra Nullius abolished/
Planted a seed for our people/
To be Acknowledged/

Inspire minds/
With missions of sovereignty/
Reclaim our Heritage/
Reclaim our Identity/

A warrior/
Stand for its beliefs/
What is a chief/
If he never learns to lead/

Carrying the flag/
Bernard Namok created for us/
And tell our story so our/
Children believe/

George Mye said/
We deserve the best/
The time is now for change/
Stand proud & show our strength/

And in this moment/
May we never forget/
Those who fought the battles/
For us to get respect/

Chorus

Koiki
Koiki
Koiki

Vs2,

His name/
Brings a strength upon sight/
A legacy/
Endured a great fight/

Lets not forget/
David Passi who shares this moment/
That spear that broke a system/
So heroic/

They are the leaders/
Of which the future will remember/
History is the story/
We speak/

Their Names/
Runs deep in your veins/
Speak of a world/
Where culture remains/

June 3/
let us march in unity/
A single moment/
That defined our identity/

Carrying the flag/
Bernard Namok created for us/
And tell our story so our/
Children believe/

Maluwap said/
We deserve the best/
The time of change is here/
Stand proud & show our strength/

And In this moment/
Let us never forget/
Those who fight these battles/
For us to get respect/

Chorus

Koiki
Koiki
Koiki
Koiki
Koiki
Koiki
Koiki
Koiki
Koiki
Koiki

credits

released June 3, 2017
Recorded, mixed & engineered by Ben Hense & Mike Justice at Beat Tank Productions for Meridian Nights & OBHI Pty Ltd.
Chief Sound Engineer: Ben Hense
Executive Produced by: Patrick Mau for OBHI Pty Ltd
Executive Produced by: Mike Justice for Meridian Nights

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Mau Power Australia

With a proud heritage from the Dhoebaw Clan of the Guda Maluilgal nations, Mau Power is the first rapper to emerge out of the Torres Strait and break out on the Australian music scene. Born, raised & still living in the Ailands, he is as Torres Strait as they come. ... more

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