In this picture, Alfred Hill, looking a little like a fish out of water, collects Māori material. Hill, a composer and conductor, drew on Māori music and put his own spin on it. His popular song 'Waiata poi' was adopted by a number of Māori concert parties. Here it is sung by Te Arawa soprano Ana Hato, in a 1927 recording.
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