Sunday, February 26, 12:00 - 3:00 pm Workshop on Traditional Maori Musical Instruments, Taonga Puoro (Singing Treasures) with Jeremy Cloake
Taonga Pūoro are the musical instruments of the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). The name taonga pūoro means singing treasures. There are many different types from shell trumpets, to unique types of flutes, spun instruments and bird callers. Each instrument id known as an individual, as they have their own unique voice and decoration. There are many different uses for taonga pūoro, from open entertainment to sacred ritual use, In either context, when played, they somehow transmit an appreciation for the spiritual dimensions from which they come.
Jeremy Cloake is both a carver and player of taonga pūoro, meaning he is able to refine his work from both perspectives. Jeremy is a meticulous carver who makes all of his instruments knowing that they will live on much longer than him. His fine carving work and quality musical instruments are within private collections within Aotearoa, Japan, Europe and the UK.
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