Tama Waipara: Love Me As I Am
It's ten years since the early death of prolific singer song-writer Mahinarangi Tocker. Mahinarangi composed more than 1000 songs exploring identity and aroha, many of them written in Te Reo Maori. Auckland Arts Festival celebrates her work with a show called Love Me As I Am directed by Tama Waipara and including several generations of artists, Maori and Pakeha. Tama met her when he was studying classical clarinet and talks about why her legacy is so strong, especially for Maori artists of today.