Shaka Tribe exists to inspire values through cultural art.
Symbols tell stories, and stories connect people. The more we learn about each other and our cultural differences, the more we can recognize how similar we are.
Meet the artist
Sam Mangakahia, an Australian-born Māori artist now based in Kahuku, has spent the past 13 years sharing his cultural artwork with collectors and musicians worldwide, including prominent Polynesian artists such as Iam Tongi, Kolohe Kai, Josh Tatofi, and Stan Walker. Celebrated for his intricate Polynesian-inspired carvings on guitars, ukuleles, and various other mediums, Sam's work pays homage to the rich history and artistic traditions of his Polynesian culture, masterfully weaving together ancestral and modern stories.
Driven by a mission to inspire people to live true to their values, Sam, and his wife Chalei, started Shaka Tribe to be a powerful reminder of the importance of cultural heritage and authenticity.