The distinctive sound of Māori music continues to evolve. Traditional practices are given different voice with new tools. New compositions continue to be made for traditional practices.
Pūatatangi comprises a national network of Māori musicians willing to share responsibility and expertise in Māori music.
Pūatatangi supports the Māori music industry and promotes Māori music within the work of Toi Māori Aotearoa.
The work of Te Pūatatangi embraces Te Ara Puoro—the Spectrum of Māori Musical Creativity.
Māori Puoro Hou
Music based on Māori traditions, rhythms, lyrical expression and instrumentation.
Music in te reo Māori
Music that arises from the political struggle for Maori rights.
Māori musicians working all genres including reggae, hip hop and mainstream.
Chairperson: Toni Huata
Committee: Mere Tuiloma-Taylor, Horomona Horo
Toi Māori music committees:
Māori performing arts is showcased in many different forms – from kapa haka to contemporary dance. Practitioners continue to tell our stories, as well as push the boundaries to both national and international audiences.
Other Māori art forms:
Carving | Music | Performing Arts | Tā Moko | Tikanga | Visual Arts | Waka | Weaving | Māori Writing
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