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.
In this week's "Iwi O Te Wiki" episode, Dr Wayne Ngata shares kōrero about Te Aitanga a Hauiti
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
The Taringa team travel to Motatau to visit a Rangatira Rongoa - Tohe Ashby. We discuss the use of natural resources to heal our bodies, minds and spirits - including those of the great Northern Kauri trees.
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He Rangatira o te mahi Raranga, Karl Leonard, joins us to talk about his elaborate craft of weaving.
This week's waiata was sourced from the user medadane on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9P1SLpZXT8&ab_channel=medadane
Taringa does not own this recording and does not claim any copyright or ownership from the use of it in this episode.
A kaimahi of Ngā Taonga sound and vision talks with us about the importance of archiving, the inner workings of looking after the content, and also shares a few of her own favourites with us too.
Original archive sources:
1) Excerpts from a speech by Te Ouenuku Rene to members of Parliament at the presentation of the Māori language petition.
2) Katerina Mataira speaking about kōhanga reo.
3) Paraone at Ngā Manukōrero 1997.
4) (Waiata o te wiki) Ngā tamariki wāhine o te kura o Te Waipounamu.
In the first of our Toi series of Tikanga episodes we talk to Rangi Kipa, a renowned multifaceted Tohunga of toi, who shares his journey and thoughts on learning and applying Māori artistic skills. He talks in depth about the strategies behind using that knowledge in art and design practices that are both culturally relevant to our people in today's society.