Sunday, 27 September 2009
27 Mahuru (September) 2009
"Hohonu kaki papaku uaua"
Deep in talking but shallow in working.
This week's whakatāuki was explained by Te Makarini Te Mara nō Tūhoe)
Hirini Melbourne (1949 - 2003) and Richard Nunns led the resurgence of Tāonga Pūoro in the 1980s, at a time when the instruments had been silenced for some years. Their induction into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at the recent APRA Silver Scroll Music Awards recognises the mammoth work they undertook and leadership they have provided to the legions of contemporary artists whose music include Tāonga Pūoro. Moana Maniapoto and Horomono Horo presented the award and told stories of memories shared with both musicians.
Listen to Radio New Zealand's He Ara Pūoro feature produced by Richard Nunns.
Academic study combined with her knowledge and application of tikanga Māori serves Anna Marie White well in her role as a curator at The Suter Art Gallery in Nelson. In conversation with Justine Murray, the former Te Māori scholar talks about the sensitivities and tribulations that encompass curatorial responsibilities.
Following in the footsteps of Ngahiwi Apanui, Whirimako Black and Ruia Aperahama - Riki Bennett and Rewi Spraggon of Te Aratoi scooped "Te Maioha" - the award that recognises excellence in waiata Māori composition - for their waiata Tapapakanga. We have coverage of their acceptance speech.