Ngā Pao me ngā Pakiwaitara a te Iwi Māori : Song and story of the Māori. 1950-09-17.
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Ngā Pao me ngā Pakiwaitara a te Iwi Māori : Song and Story of the Māori.
Short Wave Radio Broadcast.
Introduced by Ulric Williams, kaumātua of the Tūwharetoa tribe sing "old" waiata recorded at Waihī Pā, Tokaanu. Mr Pei Te Hurinui Jones introduces three ancient Māori waiata known as a maemae (song of grief), oriori (love song or lullaby) and one that describes a tribal incident. The first waiata is a Tūwharetoa mōteatea composed by Te Kāhui for Te Heuheu Tūkino, paramount chief of the Taupo district, circa 1830. Mr Pei Te Hurinui Jones introduces the mamae or death chant which was composed on the death of a famous Ngāti Raukawa chief named Wahineiti.
The mamae or death chant is sung. Next, Pei Te Hurinui Jones introduces a song of grief composed by Kuikui, the wife of Matuahu, famous Chief of the Rotoaira area when he took another wife, named Parerohe. A waiata introduced by Alfred Grace; composed by Ngāti Tūrangi, hapū of Ngāti Tūwharetoa; written when their lands, near the Tongariro River, were being claimed by other hapū. The claim however was abandoned and peace was made when the song was heard. Outro to programme by Ulric Williams.
Reference number 55716
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Shortwave radio broadcasts
Jones, Pei Te Hurinui (b.1898, d.1976), Speaker/Kaikōrero
Grace, Alfred, Speaker/Kaikōrero
Tuwharetoa, Ngati, Performer
Williams, Ulric, 1910-2008, Presenter
Date 17 Sep 1950