[Ngā Puna Waihanga 1986 -part 4]
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Continuation of Te Reo o Aotearoa's radio broadcasts from Ngā Puna Waihanga, the New Zealand Māori artists and writers hui held at Turangawaewae Marae, 31 May- 02 June 1986. These were broadcast between midnight-3am on RNZ's Concert Programme. [Some copyright content has been removed from the online audio. Low level hum interference for first 10 minutes.]
The broadcast opens with karakia from the station's kaumatua John Turei.
Yesterday, the conference keynote address was given by John Outterbridge, an African-American artist and musician who is the
director of the Watts Tower Arts Centre in Los Angeles. He speaks about
the experiences that help shape his life and his work, including the civil rights movement, his service in the Korean War and experiences of racism.
Recording of poet Hone Tuwhare who led one of the panels at the conference yesterday. He welcomes overseas guests John Outterbridge, Samoan poet and author Albert Wendt, New York poet and performance artist Jackson Mac Low.
He introduces Wiremu Parker who speaks on the oral arts and whaikōrero.
Selwyn Murupaenga speaks and reads a poem by Hone Tuwhare, "O Africa".
Actor Don Selwyn speaks about Māori theatre.
Henare Te Ua introduces an interview with weaver Te Aue Davis by Leona Bresnehan. She talks about caring for taonga such as woven mats and cloaks. (Continued on Part 5 ID47891)