This episode of Immigrant Nation features former Holidaymakers guitarist Pati 'Albert' Umaga, part of the first generation of New Zealand-born Samoans. Umaga's parents arrived in Wellington in 1950 as part of Samoa's Great Migration. Encouraged to speak Samoan at home, and English outside the house, Umaga drifted away from his family and culture, before finally coming to the realisation that Fa-a Samoan - The Samoan Way — has much to offer him in how he operates in Kiwi society. Umaga goes on to use his music as a way to reach Samoan youth.
Top Shelf Productions
Made with funding from NZ On Air