24 Feb 2013

Te Ahi Kaa mo 24 o Huitanguru (February) 2013

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:00 pm on 24 February 2013

In Te Ahi Kaa this week, Henare Te Ua (1934 - 2007) interviews Ngapo Bub Wehi about his foray into kapa haka that was helped along as a young fella courting his wife, Pimia Nen Wehi ( 1929 - 2011). Ramari Sherman writes waiata Maori and teaches at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ruamata, Elisha Fa'I Hulton is a Samoan Opera singer who was the understudy of Deborah Wai Kapohe in the 2012 production Hohepa, and Maria Kapa is a trained Classical singer and together they're Pure Voice. Justine Murray visits with them in Rotorua. Maraea Rakuraku and Justine Murray discuss the Broadcasting limitations of Te Matatini for mainstream media in light of the exclusive rights granted to Maori Television with Willie Jackson and Potaua Biasiny Tule.