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Taonga Puoro - The voice of the elements
(Ancient Maori musical instruments) 

 

'An interactive experience where participants will connect through the power of music to themselves and our natural environment'.

 

Hear and see our collection of over 40 individual and diverse Taonga Puoro instruments played by Jerome, from the Nguru :whales tooth nose flute, Porutu Pounamu (Greenstone long flute) ,Putaatara shell trumpets to the majestic Koauau Toroa-  The Royal Albatross wing bone flute.


Share in the Sounds and Stories of these ancient instruments gifted by our ancestors to these lands, including a ‘sing-a-long’ experience for your school and community to create a magical atmosphere and unforgettable learning experience for all.

 

Students will also get to touch and explore the collection, the textures and patterned carvings and symbols. Jeromes personal collection of Taonga Puoro have been  passed down and created carved by himself and many  master carvers of these instruments.

 

 

Ukutangi Making and Playing workshop

 

Students will have the opportunity to make their own putangitangi with clay, and etching patterns on to the clay. Students will also learn basic techniques to playing a putangitangi and koauau 

 

 

Haka Workshop

 

To ignite the fire within – The Haka workshop is designed to unite and strengthen groups and instill pride and respect in the form of this ancient dance of posture and vigour.


Participants will have a unique opportunity co-create an original Haka for your school with Jeromes guidance. Exploring the core values of the identity, family, school, community and connection to environment. Participants will create words to reflect these values and similarly actions to enhance the meaning.

 

 

Waiata ma te katoa: Create a song 

 

Students will write and record a song for your school. A journey and process of finding inspiration through: Culture, identity, environment and community spirit.

 

Participants will create lyrics based on what inspires them. With Lyrics co created with Jerome ,participants will then be guided to a point of being able to sing and record their song onsite for your schools use. 

 

Taonga puoro for the whanau and community 

 

Aimed at family and community Jerome shares his collection of Taonga puoro ,the sounds and stories to create an unforgettable experience for all ages. A great way for the family and community  to spend time together learning about these ancient treasures handed down, participants will create a Koauau / Porotiti and learn to play with a vision to use their Koauau / Porotiti in song for health, family gatherings, tangihanga and celebrations of life.

 

Enquire about our other workshops including Ancient Maori games, Ki o Rahi,Adult and community sessions plus Teachers P.D workshops .

Workshops  

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Create your own school " Haka workshop"
"Taonga Puoro" and "Ukutangi making and playing " workshops - inspiring, inclusive and relevant!
Teacher P.D Workshops- often described as "Practical, inclusive, fun and non threatening"