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School Holiday Taonga Pūoro workshop: Make your own Māori musical instrument

Date: Wednesday 27 January 2021, 10:30am to 12am
Cost: Free. Booking required — tamariki and rangatahi of all ages welcome.
Contact details: bookings@hetohu.nz

Book the whānau in for a taonga pūoro workshop! Discover the sounds of taonga pūoro and make your own instruments to take home.

Discover the different voices of taonga pūoro

Join us as we learn about and discover the different voices of taonga pūoro (Māori musical instruments) and make your own to take home with you!

We will start the day with a demonstration from performer and composer, Ariana Tikao, who will show us a variety of different instruments and the sounds that they make.

Afterwards, Sam Palmer will help us to make our own taonga pūoro and teach us how to play them.

Book a spot

Places are limited so email us to reserve your spot at to bookings@hetohu.nz

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!


10.30 to 11am — demonstration of taonga pūoro with Ariana Tikao
11am to 12pm — create your own taonga pūoro with Sam Palmer

About the presenters

Ariana Tikao is a singer, composer, and leading player of taonga pūoro (indigenous musical instruments of Aotearoa). She writes waiata exploring themes relating to her Kāi Tahu identity and mana wahine, often drawing upon historical kōrero from her ancestors. Ariana is a 2020 Arts Foundation Laureate receiving the Jillian Friedlander Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Award.

Sam Palmer is a passionate player and maker of taonga pūoro.

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ariana-tikao-playing-putorinoAriana Tikao playing a Pūtōrino. Image Mark Beatty.