Internationally-acclaimed, APRA Maioha Award-winning Māori thrash metal band ALIEN WEAPONRY are joining the Pao Pao Pao line-up, along with a host of newly-announced acts confirmed to perform at the 17th installment of the annual Māori musical showcase on Saturday 17th February, 2018 at Pipitea Marae in Wellington.
Joining Whangarei-based ALIEN WEAPONRY in today’s second line-up announcement are:
- RnB Soul singer-songwriter and Waiata Māori Award winner KIRSTEN TE RITO with support from pianist JAMES ILLINGWORTH and her band;
- golden-voiced soul singer MARA TK, performing alongside acclaimed songwriter and pianist MARK VANILAU;
- up-and-coming teen choreographer and dance sensation NGARETA TEIRA-TUILOMA showcasing dance/haka;
- plus, Kapa Haka performance with Te Haeata Awatea from Wellington College and Wellington Girls College;
- MCs for the night are MARAMA FOX and ADRIAN WAGNER.
Acts already announced to perform Pao Pao Pao 2018 include: acclaimed Haka-soul Musician ROB RUHA, supported by THE WITCH DOCTOR; solo a cappella songstress and queen of loops, MIHIRANGI; Wellington-based soul, RnB and roots band GROVE ROOTS, featuring the powerful vocals of SIANNE; Māori Gospel-Soul artist KAATERAMA, winner of the Emerging Artist Under 25 Award at the 10th annual Waiata Māori Music Awards in 2017; plus, celebrated slam poet TE KAHU ROLLESTON will perform his works in both English and Te Reo Māori.
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Toi Māori Aotearoa are excited to announce the return of the Pao Pao Pao showcase for 2018! The musical showcase, now in its 17th year, will be held on Saturday 17th February, 2018 at Pipitea Marae in Wellington and is designed to celebrate the diversity of Māori music forms. It will feature acts like Rob Ruha, Mihirangi, Grove Roots, Kaaterama and Te Kahu Rolleston with more acts to be announced in the new year.
Producer Toni Huata said: “Pao Pao Pao has a history of showcasing the best of contemporary Māori music and our 2018 event will continue that proud legacy by featuring some of our most well-established and internationally acclaimed artists alongside some exceptionally talented newcomers. This is a unique opportunity for Kiwi music-lovers to experience a hugely diverse array of contemporary Māori musicianship and to celebrate our language and our culture.
Supported with funding from Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, the Māori Language Commission and Creative New Zealand, Pao Pao Pao 2018 promises to deliver a night of inspirational entertainment and is suitable for all ages.
To buy tickets for Pao Pao Pao 2018, visit the iTicket link by clicking here:
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As part of the commemorations marking the centenary of New Zealand’s involvement in the Battle of Passchendaele, Toi Māori in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade featured the waka Te Hono ki Aotearoa, based in Leiden, Netherlands to take part in a commemoration ceremony alongside the Māori Cultural Group of the New Zealand Defence Force and New Zealand Youth Ambassadors at the Menin Gate in Ieper, Belgium on Wednesday 11 October at 7pm. Here is a short video of the auspicious event that took place.
Toi Māori Aotearoa are thrilled to be running the Māori Arts Internship (MAI) Programme again for 2018! We are now calling for potential host organisations to be a part of this unique programme.
What is the MAI Programme?
The programme aims to develop future Māori arts managers, professionals and producers, to support the Māori arts infrastructure, and establish pathways for emerging Māori who wish to embark on a career in the arts.
We have six internships available for people who are keen to build administration and management experience – in the arts area of their choice. We are now inviting expressions of interest from suitable organisations that are able to provide the best possible learning environment for our interns.
To apply for to be a host organisation for the programme, please click here to find out more information.
Tēnā tātou e ngā mahuetanga iho a rātou mā.
Ko te ngākau taumaha tēnei e kawe ana I te rongo kōrero o te wā ka kore e tū tā tātou hui whakaari Māori engari ka tōaitia ki te tau e tū mai nei.
He mihi tēnei ki a koutou katoa ahakoa mate kāinga tahi, ka ora a kāinga rua.
It is with deep regret that we inform you that the National Māori Theatre Hui will be postponed until 2018 due to circumstances beyond our control. Our uttermost sympathy to everybody but rest assured our wānanga will still be happening.
Our venue has fallen through at this late stage – but we are working with Taki Rua, Toi Māori and our industry leaders towards setting a new date for Christchurch 2018. In the meantime – registrations will be refunded. Please accept our apologies to those who have made arrangements or already booked flights especially to be with us.
He iti noa he iti na te aroha.
Nā Te Whare Tapere o Rakaihautū
Waka Taua – Te Hono ki Aotearoa (The Link to New Zealand) to feature in Passchendaele Commemorations, Belgium.
As part of the commemorations marking the centenary of New Zealand’s involvement in the Battle of Passchendaele, Toi Māori in partnership with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade will feature the waka Te Hono ki Aotearoa, based in Leiden, Netherlands to take part in a commemoration ceremony alongside the Māori Cultural Group of the New Zealand Defence Force and New Zealand Youth Ambassadors at the Menin Gate in Ieper on Wednesday 11 October at 7pm.
8 kaihoe (paddlers) with a wide range of skills and experience have been selected from New Zealand (departing Friday evening 6 October) whilst 6 Dutch from the Waka group of Njord Royal Rowing Club in Leiden, Netherlands will complete the 14 strong group of kaihoe.
Concept: From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth
New Zealanders are a voyaging people. The first settlers of New Zealand voyaged across the Pacific to New Zealand in waka. The first European settlers came in their own waka in later centuries. More recent New Zealanders have voyaged to New Zealand in new ways.
One hundred years ago more than 100,000 young New Zealand men boarded waka to come to Europe.
They took on this voyage not knowing the terrible and terrifying conditions that would await them, first on the cliffs of Gallipoli, then on the killing fields of the Somme, and, 100 years ago on this day, in the bloody quagmire of Passchendaele. Of those 100,000, some 18,000 would not return. 5000 remain here in Belgium. Monuments to New Zealand on the battlefields of the Western Front recognise this journey and this loss: “From the Uttermost Ends of the Earth”.
Today New Zealanders voyage again from “The Uttermost Ends of the Earth” to remember those who fought and died in WWI and, in particular, in the battle of Passchendaele. We come from far away to gather with friends from Belgium, from across Europe and from other corners of the globe to remember the suffering of all those affected by war, to remember those who did not return home and to reaffirm our commitment to lasting peace, security and friendship.
For more information, please contact:
Toi Māori Aotearoa
P: (04) 801-7914
Cell: 021 357 894
Chair – Ngā Waka Federation
Cell: 027 540 8145
Over the course of July and August this year, Toi Māori Aotearoa have been hosting an artist-in-residence as a part of the Toi Sqwigwialtxw Residency, here in Aotearoa. Alex McCarty is from the Makah tribe from the Pacific Northwest. He is a carver, painter and printmaker who has experience in teaching at both college and high school level.
While here, Alex has been able to meet a number of Māori artists and visit several places including Toimairangi at Hastings, Te Papa in Wellington and the Auckland Museum in Auckland.
Click here to see an article about Alex's time with Toimairangi while in Hastings.
The residency is a part of a long standing relationship between Toi Māori Aotearoa and the Longhouse Education and Cultural Centre, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, USA. The Toi Sqwigwialtxw Residency is an exchange agreement that has been funded by Creative New Zealand and the Longhouse Education and Cultural Centre since 2006. It is offered biennially to established artists of Māori descent to attend a Residency in North America. A Native American artist is hosted in New Zealand in alternate years.
We were very fortunate to have Alex with us, and we hope he was able gain some insight into Māori art and culture, and hope that this was able to inspire his own work in the future.
Find out more about Alex's work on his website here: https://www.alexmccarty.org/
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!
Registrations for the Te Hā ki Te Ūpoko o te Ika and Te Hā ki Te Waipounamu Writers Hui are now open for anyone interesting in attending these hui. For more information and registration details, please click on the links below:
This year Toi Māori Aotearoa will be supporting three Regional Writers Hui. These hui will take place on the weekend of the 13th-15th of October and will vary in length from one day hui to weekend-long hui.
Each regional hui look to extend and elaborate further on the National Māori Writers Hui which was held in 2016. Each hui is for anyone interested in writing and are made up of a mixture of presentations, workshops with opportunities to write, network, read and share current writing projects.
The three regions under the current Te Hā: Contemporary Māori Writers collective are: Te Hā ki Tāmaki, Te Hā ki Te Ūpoko o te Ika and Te Hā ki Te Waipounamu.
Please note that registrations for the Te Hā ki Tāmaki Regional Writers Hui will be open soon.
Māori Arts Internship Programme 2017
ANNOUNCING OUR 2017 PLACEMENTS…
Following the success of the past three years of the Māori Arts Internship Programme (MAI), Toi Māori Aotearoa is very pleased to announce the MAI 2017 placements.
We are proud to be working with the following arts organisations to grow future Māori leaders in the arts:
We received a large number of great applicants for our intern placements, and were very happy with the final selection of interns. The 2017 MAI Interns are:
We were thrilled by the positive response from both prospective interns and host organisations, and are confident that we will be able to provide a strong platform for future Māori administrators to help support Māori arts.
This programme aims to develop future Māori arts managers, professionals and producers to support the Māori arts infrastructure, and establish pathways for emerging Māori who wish to embark on a career in the arts. The programme is managed by Toi Māori Aotearoa with funding from Creative New Zealand.
Toi Māori Aotearoa and Creative New Zealand, as well as this year’s Hosts and Interns are very excited to start this journey. We hope to help build a solid foundation for our intern’s futures, as well as strong relationships with our Host Organisations.
We will be releasing more information about our Interns and their placements throughout their placements this year, so please stay up to date by visiting our website or facebook page.
If you would like more information on the Māori Arts Internship Programme, as well information on the 2017 programme, please contact Keriata Royal-Taeao at the Toi Māori Aotearoa office on 04 801 7914 or email@example.com.