This is the second episode of my interview with James Holt, continuing on our discussion of Māori music including Māori showbands, WW2 songs and kapa haka!
Read More 44 – Māori Music with James Holt: Part Rua
Our first interview! We chat to James Holt, someone who knows a lot more about Māori music than I do! We discuss modern Māori music from Stan Walker to Herbs to Alien Weaponry, as well as a variety of tangents as well.
Read More 43 – Māori Music with James Holt: Part Tahi
We round out our discussion on the various taonga pūoro as we talk about the nguru, pūkāea and pūtōrino, among a couple of other interesting tidbits!
Read More 42 – For Today
This episode we look at the realm of Hineraukatauri, goddess of flutes. We primarily look at the kōauau, what it was, how it was made, what it was used for and of course how it sounded! We also talk briefly about the rehu and whio!
Read More 41 – Why Does Love do This to Me?
We continue looking at taonga pūoro with some more shells, this time from land snails, along with the realms of Hine Pū Te Hue, goddess of gourds, Tāwhirimātea, lord of winds and storms and Papatuānuku, the Earth Mother.
Read More 40 – Let Me See Your Hips SWING
This episode we start our look at taonga pūoro, Māori musical instruments! Initially looking at the demesne’s of Tānemahuta and some of Tangaroa’s.
Read More 39 – Slice of Heaven