Song and story of the Māori. P/281
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Side 1. Miscellaneous recordings
Ulric Williams introduces the programme, "To greet you we have hakas of welcome from Rotorua" (a brief sample of the performance), an action song of welcome 'Whakarongo Mai E Nga Iwi' which means '... from the four winds they welcome you... greetings to you all."
The next song 'Ka Eke Ki Wairaka' is a waiata aroha or love song composed by Māori poetress Puhiwaihine in the 19th century as an expression of her grief at being foceably separated from her cousin and lover Mahutu te Toko.
The Rangitoto Choir of Auckland sing 'Pokarekare Ana' and the Te Waipounamu Girls College sing three songs for poi, 'E Te Iwi', 'Me He Manu Rere' and 'Putiputi'.
Side 2. None
Reference number 182443
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Māori radio programs
Ethnic radio programs
New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster
Williams, Ulric, 1910-2008, Narrator
Rangitoto Māori Choir
Date 02 Nov 1955