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‘Tahu’ combines Taonga Puoro (Māori Musical instruments) with waiata and classical guitar to create a unique combination of Ancient voices and contempory music soundscapes. The Wellington-based trio consist of Taonga Puoro
practitioners, Henare Walmsley and Alistair Fraser and classical guitarist and composer Michael Hogan.

The album skilfully layers the haunting and almost melancholic tones of Taonga Puoro with the light and joyful notes of the classical guitar – taking the listener on a journey through the ancient aural landscape of Aotearoa. The group’s unique blend of improvisation and composition also features contemporary and traditional Maori patere (chants), Waiata (songs), and karakia (prayers), which flow seamlessly over the music…

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Tahu on RNZs ‘Upbeat’, 2008…

Live @ Adam Concert Room, Wellington, NZ 2008

Cover/Text sourced from Amplifier. Used with permission.

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