Take a moment with taoka puoro composer, performer and anthropologist Rob Thorne (Ngāti Tumutumu) to learn about traditional Māori musical instruments (taoka puoro), and how to play the porotiti – a spun instrument used in respiratory system healing.
Learn and achieve both a moving and a breathing meditation that also incorporates a sonic meditation made by the porotiti, and take your porotiti home at the end of the session.
These are beginner’s level workshops, so no previous experience is required. Suitable for the entire family; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Dunedin Public Libraries, Citywide – check the event listings for addresses
Connect with your community in a series of talks and adventures rediscovering traditional pastimes. Nau mai, haere mai – all welcome!
Join the North East Valley Ukes for a sing-along. Waiata, traditional tunes or well-known standards – you all know the words! Come and sing for the companionship and joy of singing. And if you have an ukulele, why not bring it along?
The new year season of Puaka and Matariki is a great time to connect with your community, and waiata are a beautiful and vital form of expression.
Join us to hear the Dunedin City Council Waiata Rōpū sharing a selection of waiata to celebrate the rising of te huihui o Matariki. You are very welcome to sing along, or just sit back and enjoy the music. Song sheets will be available for those who are keen to join in.