The distinctive sound of Māori music continues to evolve. Traditional practices are given a 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 expertise in Māori music.
Pūatatangi supports the Māori music industry and promotes Māori music within the work of Toi Māori Aotearoa.
The work of Pūatatangi embraces Te Ara Pūoro - the Spectrum of Māori Musical Creativity.
Music based on Māori traditions, rhythms, lyrical expression, identity and instrumentation.
Music in te reo Māori
Music from kapahaka to contemporary cross genre styles that is composed and performed in te reo Māori.
Music that arises from the political struggle for Māori rights.
Māori musicians that create music in a variety of genre and wide spread platforms.
Toni Huata (Co Chair)
Mere Tuiloma-Taylor (Co Chair)
Te Awanui Reeder
Pūatatangi music committee:
Projects – Pao Pao Pao