Story: Māori musical instruments – taonga puoro

Te Araroa hui, 1985

In 1985 kaumātua Joe Malcolm (of Ngāti Tarāwhai) hosted a hui at his home marae at Te Araroa on the East Coast. It aimed to revive the arts of making and playing traditional Māori instruments. Some of those present, such as Hirini Melbourne, Brian Flintoff and Richard Nunns, became central figures in this revival. This programme on the hui was made for the television series Koha

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Brian Flintoff, 'Māori musical instruments – taonga puoro - Decline and revival of Māori instruments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 June 2022)

Story by Brian Flintoff, published 22 Oct 2014