Charlotte Yates was invited to oversee this ambitious project: setting Hone Tuwhare’s poetry to music. This resultant collection features Goldenhorse, Hinemoana Baker, Graham Brazier, Whirimako Black, Dean Hapeta, Don McGlashan, Hone Hurihanganui, Strawpeople, Dallas Tamaira, Mahinirangi Tocker, Wai, and of course Charlotte herself. As well as being among the top ten of New Zealand’s greatest living artists, Hone was one the of first Maori poets to have work published in English, plus he was named “Icon Artist of the Year 2003” by the Arts Foundation. Charlotte’s previous project was putting the venerable James K Baxter’s work to music. Featured artists: Goldenhorse – Oh Africa, Strawpeople – Covetous, Dallas Tamaira – We, Who Live In Darkness, Don McGlashan – Rain, Hinemoana Baker – Where Shall I Wander, Charlotte Yates – Mad, Whirimako Black – Spring Song, Te Kupu – Speak To Me, Brother, Graham Brazier – Friend, Wai – On A Theme By Tone Taiapa, Hone Hurihanganui – Papa-tu-a-nuku, Mahinarangi Tocker and NZTrio – A Northland Heartscape

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✨ Mānawatia a Matariki ✨

We hope you are getting to spend some special time with loved ones this weekend.

It’s the perfect time to share this work by Martin Lodge – ‘Nga Whetu Hou’, New Stars – featuring a beautiful pukaea and pūtātara introduction by Horomona Horo. This work reflects how the annual reappearance of the Matariki constellation may be taken to signal new beginnings.

We wish you a safe and happy Matariki weekend 💙
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MARTIN LODGE: Ngā Whetu HouMartin Lodge’s ‘Ngā Whetu Hou’ is foreshadowed by a recording of Horomona Horo playing pukaea and pūtātara. Martin writes, “The …
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