Pianika Duncan is a mother of two and a Latter-day Saint from a small town called Ngaruawahia in New Zealand. She wrote a song called "Bring Mana to Your Name," which was inspired by her love for family history. Duncan explains the word "Mana" means pride and strength. She incorporates Maori, the native language of New Zealand, and English into the song.
"I wrote this song to inspire people to live up to their potential, to make good and careful decisions as the choices we make in this life reflect the names of our 'tupuna; (ancestors) and our descendants to come and to be proud of who they are and where we come from," says Duncan.
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PIANIKA - Bring Mana to your Name (for E Tu Whānau)