This Taonga Puoro workshop will be facilitated by Whaea Rangiiria Hedley – Kaiwhakatanga Puoro at Massey University – this wananga will focus on the relevance of Hinemoana and Parawhenuamea with Taonga Puoro.
The workshop will be held at Kuratini Marae, Massey University, Gate E, Tasman Street, Mount Cook on Monday 22nd March from 12.00pm to 2.00pm. Contact Dale Maree Morgan to RSVP – D.W.Morgan@massey.ac.nz
Rangiiria Hedley (co-producer and taonga puoro musician) of Ngati Tuwharetoa, is based in Hamilton. She is working as senior tutor for the Maori music paper at the University of Waikato – a position she picked up from the late Hirini Melbourne, to whom Rangiiria attributes her taonga puoro talents. Rangiiria has previously worked on Hinewehi Mohi’s Oceania I & II as well as providing music for the River Queen. Rangiiria joined Auckland Museum’s Maori Values Team in 2004 and facilitated two of their hikoi, in particular acting as their guide on Hikoi 4 when they visited the Tuwharetoa marae at Waihi Pa, on the southern shores of Lake Taupo.