Story: Māori musical instruments – taonga puoro

Hue puruwai

Hue puruwai

Instruments made from the hue, the native gourd, when dried and hollowed, produce a wide range of sounds and effects. Brian Flintoff made this hue puruwai, which evokes the sound of running water. 

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Brian Flintoff, 'Māori musical instruments – taonga puoro - The family of Papa – rhythmic instruments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 June 2022)

Story by Brian Flintoff, published 22 Oct 2014