Story: Māori musical instruments – taonga puoro

Playing the pūtōrino

This short video, part of the Tales from Te Papa series, shows some of the many taonga puoro held in Te Papa, the national museum. Collection manager Shane James describes and demonstrates how one of these, the pūtōrino, is played. 

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Brian Flintoff, 'Māori musical instruments – taonga puoro - Māori musical concepts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Brian Flintoff, published 22 Oct 2014