Song and story of the Māori. P/281

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Tono kōrero mai

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'.

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Year 1955

Reference number 182443

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Genre Māori radio programs
Ethnic radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits New Zealand Broadcasting Service (estab. 1946, closed 1962), Broadcaster
Williams, Ulric, 1910-2008, Narrator
Rangitoto Māori Choir

Duration 00:13:27

Date 02 Nov 1955