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Kete Aronui - Richard Nunns Television (Full Length Episode) – 2007 Documentary Arts/Culture Māori

Kete Aronui - Richard Nunns

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2007 Documentary Arts/Culture Māori

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The first thing that people say is where do these sounds come from, where would they think of these sounds? Well of course the teacher [says], it's 'te reo o te whenua', it's the voice of the land. We've always said that it's the voice of Tangaroa, it's the voice of Tāne, it's the voice of Hine-nui-te-pō. It's a multitude of voices that are there. They're the carriers of those voices. The manu, the insects ... Tāne and so on. Your ears are attuned ... they replicate those sounds.
– Richard Nunns
“If I put my lips to your lips what will the sound be?”
– Nunns describes Hirini Melbourne being inspired by taonga pūoro in Auckland Museum