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Sunday 27 July 2014, with Maraea Rakuraku & Justine Murray

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Show notes

‘Patua te taniwha o te whakama’

‘Do not let shyness overcome you’

Nga Reo o te Whenua – Voices of the Land is a documentary about Dr Richard Nunns who has dedicated the last thirty years of revitalising Tāonga Pūoro (traditional māori instruments).The multi-layered documentary has Dr Richard Nunns and Horomona Horo visit breath-taking locations across the South Island, including Ngarua Caves at Takaka Hill. Dr Nunns sheds light on the connection between the sounds of the instruments and that of the landscape. Director Dr Paul Wolframm shares the experience of filming the documentary with Justine Murray.

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Dr Richard Nunns and Horomono Horo (Photo courtesy of Dr Paul Wolframm).

Trailer Nga Reo o te Whenua - Voices of the Land.

He may be well retired now but composer Keith Southern is still arranging and publishing music, even getting the old royalty cheque now and then. KSP productions is Keith’s music publishing business that he decided to  set up one day after talking with his friend the late Whanganui composer Morvin Simon (1944-2014). At forty years old Keith left England and headed to Aotearoa. For the past four decades Keith has arranged and produced māori music, he talks about his colourful career.

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Keith Southern at his home in Paraparaumu.

A few highlights of the Māori Language Week 2014 Launch held at Te Rauparaha, Porirua features.

Waiata featured:  Kōau’, ‘Tūmatakōkiri and ‘Hau’ performed by Hirini Melboure and Richard Nunns from the album Te Kū Te Whē (2010).’Ta, Ta’ performed by David Henry from the album The Viking Records Story, ‘Hine’ performed by Maisey Rika from the album 20 Maori songs, The Millennium Collection (1999), ‘Maranga Mai’ performed by Hato Pāora College from the album Rauatahi (1991), ‘Aotearoa’ performed by Stan Walker, Ria Hall, Maisey Rika and Troy Kingi (2014).



Audio from Sunday 27 July 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Whakatāuki mo 27 o Hongōngoi (July) 2014 ( 1′ 5″ )

    18:06 Patua te taniwha o te whakama. Do not let shyness overcome you.

  • Ngā Reo o te Whenua ( 16′ 40″ )

    18:08 Dr Paul Wolframm talks about the documentary Nga Reo o te Whenua - Voices of the land. Tāonga pūoro exponent Dr Richard Nunns and Horomono Horo shed light on the connection of traditional Māori instruments and the landscape. Filmed in fifteen locations across Te Wai Pounamu (South Island) it debuts on July 26th Te Papa as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival.

  • Keith Southern - Music Producer ( 20′ 40″ )

    18:23 Keith Southern enjoyed a friendship with Whanganui composer Morvin Te Anatipa Simon (1944 -2014) for over thirty years. They recorded and arranged maori music together with groups including Kaiwhaiki, Te Matapihi, and Hato Paora College. He talks about what he learned from Morvin, and offers up important advice for present day maori composers.

  • Maori language week launch 2014 ( 6′ 23″ )

    18:43 Māori language week was officially launched on Monday July 21st at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua. A few highlights feature.