Delving deep back into the archives, Paraone and Snowy listen to some excerpts from the 1988 Aotearoa Traditional Māori Performing Arts Festival (now called Matatini) which was held in Whāngarei. We also have a special impromptu phone call with a prolific Māori composer to offer their insights to this event, who could it be?! Whakarongo mai to find out, e te iwi.
MC Grammar is back again, with another deep-dive into the intricacies of our reo. This time, the crew take a look at the various ways to say "and".
Listening through the archives again, we feature and discuss 3 items from the 1986 Polynesian Festival (now called Matatini) held at the Q.E. II Park, Ōtautahi (Christchurch).
I te tau 1983 tū ai te Whetiwara Poronihia i Tomoana Showgrounds i Heretaunga kei raro i te manaakitanga o Ngāti Kahungunu. Ka āta matapakihia ētahi waiata haka anō hoki a ētahi kapa i tū ai i tēnei whakataetae. In 1983 the Polynesian Festival was held at Tomoana Showgrounds, Hastings under the care of Ngāti Kahungunu. A selection of items by some of the groups that competed in this competion are discussed .
We have another delve back into the archives to bring you some of the items performed at what is now called Matatini, in 1981.
Details of the Ngā Taonga excerpts featured are:
Excerpt 1 (10:11): Kaikōrero: Irirangi Tiakiawa. Haka: Te Arawa E - https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/catalogue/catalogue-item?record_id=231727
Excerpt 2 (18:15): Mangatū from Te Tairāwhiti - WHAKAEKE : Taku patu taku patu - https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/catalogue/catalogue-item?record_id=226892
Excerpt 3 (30:23): TANIWHARAU from Waikato - POI : Nga ra o Hune (comp. Princess Te Puea. The poi runs into the Whakawatea.) - https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/catalogue/catalogue-item?record_id=226910
Excerpt 4 (50:49): Ngāti Rangiwewehi - CHORAL : Te Rina. (lyrics by Tommy Taurima of Ngāti Kahungunu. The duet is sung by Gus and Leah Ratana.) - https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/collections/catalogue/catalogue-item?record_id=226898