Story: Te Wiata, Inia Morehu Tauhia Watene Iarahi Waihurihia

Inia Te Wiata performing 'Ol' man river'

Hear Inia Te Wiata singing 'Ol' man river' (from Show boat) at an Auckland concert on 13 February 1947, before his departure to study in London. Despite its scratchy quality, this recording demonstrates Te Wiata's natural ability even before extensive training. (3 min 40 sec)

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Reference: T1092

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How to cite this page:

Beryl Te Wiata. 'Te Wiata, Inia Morehu Tauhia Watene Iarahi Waihurihia', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5t12/te-wiata-inia-morehu-tauhia-watene-iarahi-waihurihia (accessed 14 November 2018)