Ngā Mōteatea

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Auckland University Press, 2004 - Poetry - 425 pages
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This classic text on Maori culture collects indigenous New Zealand songs recorded over a period of 40 years by a respected Maori leader and distinguished scholar. The essence of Maori culture and its musical tradition is exhibited in the original song texts, translations, audio CDs, and notes from contemporary scholars featured in this new edition. This rare cultural treasure makes accessible a fleeting moment in Maori history when traditional practices and limited experience with the outside world allowed indigenous songs and customs to flourish.
 

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Apirana Ngata was a Maori land reformer, politician, and scholar. Jeny Curnow and Jane McRae are the editors of Rere Atu, Taku Manu.

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