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Nga Tae: Group of Many Colours

Nga Tae are a proudly New Zealand group which brings together 4 world class musicians who collectively create an outcome that is greater...

Natalia Mann

After being based in Istanbul for a number of years, Natalia is back basing herself in New Zealand.

Gillian Whitehead: composer

Arts Foundation This is music of our land, our waters and winds, our forests, our birds and insects and of our Mäori people, as of no...

Richard Nunns: Performer and presenter on Mäori musical instruments

richardnunns.net.nz Dr Richard Nunns, who has dedicated a lifetime to understanding, playing, making and recording Mäori instruments-...

Alexa Still: Flautist

alexastill.com Her playing matched her impressive stature … Alexa’s ability to whisper or shout with her instrument as she needed...

Michael Nicholas Williams: Musical theatre

Michael Nicholas Williams is noted as a  musical director, pianist, keyboard, song writer and composer. He “is a pianist and...

Michael Joel: Conductor

Conductor, Michael Joel, delivered polished contrasts from the Christchurch Symphony’s excellent ensemble [in Canterbury...

Lonely Heart – The M...

Huge Brava to Michael Nicholas Williams and cast and crew of Lonely Heart – the Musical, which opened at BATS this week. Read reviews here

Natalia’s Pasif.ist ...

Natalia Mann has just completed an extensive tour, opening and performing with Bic Runga – the Acoustic Church Tour.  This tour also served as the launch of her new album Pasif.ist, which is currently at number 10 in theNew Zealand Album charts. It is put out by Rattle and can be purchased from them.

Nga Tae at WOMAD

The Nga Tae  performance I was privileged to see twice at WOMAD -(just couldn’t help myself it was  truly amazing so amazing that my partner was brought to tears on the Sunday  night she too was just completely overcome by Nga Tae)  Dave Mudford March 2011

Nga Tae: Ihimaera- Aucklan...

Working with Ihimaera’s most rhapsodic outpouring, Horomona Horo fashioned a Grand Finale out of Star Waka. Horo and Richard Nunns’ taonga puoro crowded with Paddy Free’s electronica against Waimihi Hotere’s eloquent vocals in vibrant and thrusting dissonance. Ihimaera By William Dart

Nga Tae wowed them!

What a stunning premiere at the HiFi in Melbourne – as the start of the showcase of Music from Aotearoa: Nga Tae, Maisey Rika, Bella Kalolo, Electric Wire Hustle and King Kapisi. Watch this space for  more news of this stunning group or better still catch them at WOMAD NZ in March.

CNZ proposal

The last couple of weeks have been focussing on the funding application to Creative New Zealand for  the filming of  Nga Reo O Te Whenua – the voices of the land. Richard Nunns’ story of the renaissance of the Taonga Puoro. It is taking shape now I think!!

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