18 July 2015
Join us for a special performance by Jo'el Komene and Te Kahu Rolleston and come see Uku Rere: Nga Kaihanga Uku and beyond on the last day of the city’s Matariki programme.
Jo'el brings Taonga Pūoro (treasures of Māori instrumental music) and Te Kahu is a spoken word poet.
Te Kahu's passion for poetry is deeply rooted in Manu korero, waiata and haka. Through this art form and work, he has featured on television shows, radio stations, and he had a number of pieces published. He has also made numerous public speaking appearances.
Jo'el Komene - (Nga Puhi, Tapuika) - Taonga Puoro Artist - is an expert at making, playing and performing with traditional Maori musical instruments. For the past ten years he has been performing, educating others and sharing this art form which was once nearly lost. You will hear and feel ancient times come to life through his performance.
They will perform in Gallery One, where the special exhibition Uku Rere Nga Kaihanga Uku and beyond is on display at the moment.