taonga pūoromusical instrumentsMāori | Noun performance with musician Jerome Kavanagh and an interactive pūoro experience for tamariki
tamarikichildrenMāori | Noun and rangatahi
rangatahiyoung adultsMāori | Noun followed by making your own clay pūoro.
When | ĀheaSat 10 Jul 2021, 10.30am–12.00pm
Where | Ki hea
Te Marae, Level 4
Cost | Te utu
Bring the tamariki to see and hear a collection of over 40 individual and diverse taonga pūoro instruments played by Jerome Kavanagh. From the nguru, a whaletooth nose flute, pōrutu pounamu (greenstone long flute), pūtātara shell trumpets, to the majestic kōauau toroa – the royal albatross wing-bone flute.
Share in the sounds and stories of these ancient instruments gifted by our ancestors to these lands, including a singalong experience for your school and community to create a magical atmosphere and an unforgettable learning experience for all.
Everyone will also get to touch and explore the collection, the textures, patterned carvings, and symbols. Jerome’s personal collection of taonga pūoro has been passed down, or carved by himself and many tohunga whakairo
tohunga whakairomaster carversMāori over the years.
Pūoro: Making and playing workshop
After the performance everyone will have the opportunity to make their own taonga pūoro with clay and learn basic techniques of playing a taonga pūoro and kōauau.
Toi Tuku Iho – Celebrating Māori art, 2020. Photo by Jo Moore. Te Papa (158623)
Centre your wairua (spirit): Oro Atua music performance and rongoā tī (herbal tea)
Centre your wairua (spirit) for the year. Enjoy the spiritual sounds of taonga pūoro (Māori musical instruments) by Jerome Kavanagh and special blends of rongoā tī (herbal tea). Immerse yourself in an evening of hauora (wellbeing).