30 Aug 2020

Horomona Horo - opportunities for traditional instruments

From Standing Room Only, 12:29 pm on 30 August 2020

Encouraging musicians who play traditional Māori instruments (taonga puoro) to be braver, more experimental - that's the goal of Horomona Horo.   Horomona has just been appointed as both a researcher and teacher in taonga puoro at Waikato's Wintec.

Horomona tells Lynn Freeman that while traditional Māori music is grounded in spirituality and respect, it doesn't mean it can't be fused with contemporary music and technology to create something new.