May 12, 2021

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Powerful night of poetry and spoken word coming to Rotorua #TekeTalk

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Psalms of the Revolution is a unique forum, created in 2012 as a means for Writers, Poets and Speakers to engage with and reflect the realities of this generation. Poetry and Spoken Word were the mediums chosen to express Emancipation Kaupapa.

This years event, TEKE TALK: Psalms of the Revolution 2 has Wahine voices; Wahine sharing their own perspectives of TEKE TALK. Some of these voices have been heard and others are new to Poetry and Spoken Word.

An event for Wahine and Taane, TEKE TALK is a space to ponder, question, challenge, mourn, laugh and cry. We will discuss revitalising ideas: returning to and restoring Mana Tangata, Mana Whenua and Mana Whanau as wise, relevant practice.

Kaitiakitanga, strength, strategy, initiative, lateral thinking and leadership are the legacy of our tupuna Kurangaituku, Kirimatao, Makino, Hinemoa, Hinehopu and Te Aokapurangi: More recently our wahine rongonui Makareti, Rangitiaria, Atareta and Taini.

Three performers this year are Te Arawa. Yet as TEKE TALK celebrates the legacy of our tupuna we include our Sisters in the Revolution from Te Whanau A Apanui, Te Whakatohea, Ngati Porou and Te Atihau Nui a Papaarangi.

As part of the Psalms of the Revolution kaupapa, our Taane have stepped up to support our Wahine by filming the event, advertising, merchandising and providing general manaakitanga (babysitting).

Teke Talk:Psalms of the Revolution 2
Side Pocket (Rotorua)
Tuesday 17 December 2013, Doors open 5pm,

Tickets are available from Chanz, @ 02102571789.

Whakapapa, Whanau, Whenua true
A new set of Voices,
a new Kaupapa Crew
Poised and Ready to take the stage
Shatter the mind-sets, the colonial cage Mana Whanau!

The catch cry, to be healed and restored Psalms to make the Wairua Soar!
For Whare Tangata: HEAR US ROAR!

Psalms of Love and Sorrow,
Psalms of Rage
Psalms of Kotahitanga for beyond this age

TEKE TALK: Psalms of the Revolution 2
Be there or be scared! We DARE YOU!

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