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7 Days of Te Reo Māori Waiata

Minaaka Music presents a series of online performances of waiata

  waiatasongsMāori | Noun
and kōrero

  kōrerotalksMāori | Noun
 to embrace and celebrate the beauty of te reo Māori

  te reo Māorithe Māori languageMāori | Noun
 during Te Wiki o te reo Māori 2021 with one performance every day of original waiata.

  • When | Āhea Mon 13 Sep – Sun 19 Sep 2021, 10.00am–6.00pm
  • Where | Ki hea
  • Cost | Te utu Free event

Originally planned as a live event, we have moved online due to current Covid-19 alert levels.

In collaboration with Minaaka Music, we will feature one manu tīoriori manu tīoriorisongbirdMāori | Maori each day, showcasing beautiful waiata for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

We'll present artists who are knowledgeable in their artistic fields, have skill in their delivery and are proficient practitioners of te reo Māori. Each group will bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to their performance.

Come along and connect with artistic practitioners of te reo Māori of the highest quality, and lifelong advocates of te reo me ōna tikanga te reo me ōna tikangalanguage and customsMāori | Noun throughout all aspects of our society.

Artists include:

KIINA, Awerangi Thompson, IWI, Te Hāmua Nikora, Kirsten Te Rito, and Porirua based whānau rōpū WAI.

Not only defined as artists, they also share with us their collective portfolios in publishing and creating resources Kohanga Reo Kohanga ReoMāori language preschoolMāori | Noun, Kura Māori Kura MāoriMāori schoolsMāori | Noun, Wānanga WānangaTertiary Māori polytechnicsMāori | Noun, Māori congress translator services, Māori radio, Māori television, kapa haka

  kapa hakaMāori performing artsMāori | Noun
 and online digital services.

Due to the current Covid-19 alert levels, this year’s Te Wiki o te reo Māori programme will feature online content to ensure safe and comfortable access straight to your whare

  wharehomeMāori | Noun
. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and be in the draw for Te Wiki o te reo Māori prize packs. Check back here for more information and links to events and keep an eye on our Facebook event.

A black and white video of two adults and a child playing music on a stage


WAI, one of the artists performing this week. Photo courtesy of Minaaka Music