Toiapiapi: he huinga o nga kura puoro a te Maori : a collection of Maori musical treasures, 25th anniversary edition

Publication Type:



Wellington, N.Z. : Shearwater, New Zealand, p.64 (2016)



Call Number:

781.62994 MELB


Maori; Maori (New Zealand people) - music; wood instruments - New Zealand; Birds - New Zealand - songs and music, Songs


<p>"First released in 1991,&nbsp;Toiapiapi&nbsp;astonished the musical world of Aotearoa. Never before had such a range of taonga puoro (customary musical instruments) been heard, alone or together, in recorded music. It signalled the arrival of new ways of making music here.&nbsp;Toiapiapi&nbsp;combined poetry and musical performance. It joined the voice of reo Maori with the voices of nature, the sounds of customary Maori musical instruments with those of modern acoustic and electronic ones. Now, 25 years later, when taonga puoro have again become a natural part of the musical scene in Aotearoa, we celebrate that pioneering recording in a CD compilation with this new edition of the original&nbsp;Toiapiapi&nbsp;publication. It is also a tribute to the legacy of Hirini Melbourne (1949–2003), poet, musician, composer, scholar, and advocate for Maori language and culture and the creative arts."--Back cover.</p>