Al Fraser


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Under the wings of Richard Nunns, Brian Flintoff and Hirini Melbourne, Alistair Fraser began playing and crafting taonga pūoro 17 years ago. His facility with Taonga Pūoro has enabled him to play with a diverse group of artists & collaborations (The Woolshed Sessions). A recent project involved taoka pūoro that reside in the collection of Okain’s Bay Māori and Colonial Museum, Banks Peninsula.

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Alistair talks to RNZs Wallace Chapman about the Okains Bay project…

Recently awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate and breathe life into the ancient instruments collected in Aotearoa by European explorers, which have been lying dormant in museums in the United Kingdom. He joined RNZ in the studio armed with an arsenal of taonga, and a looping pedal, to play a live session, and talk a bit more about his project.

Cover/Text sourced from Bandcamp. Used with permission.

Last edited: 03.04.18

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