Ka Pō, Ka Waiata – Songs in Darkness


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A Reserve (Friend) $22.50 + fees
Concession $22.50 + fees
Children $15 + fees

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Production Credits:

Presented in partnership with Auckland Arts Festival
Created and performed by Whirimako Black, Horomona Horo, Waimihi Hōtere and Warren Maxwell
Creative direction by Teina Moetara

Dates Venue Times
Sunday 11th Oct Te Poho o Whirikoka, Te Wananga o Aotearoa 8pm
Duration : 60 minutes

To the glimmer of dawn, to the bright light of day where there is life.

Te Tairāwhiti. Te Ūranga mai o te Rā. We are of the light, heralding the east, and singing forth the sun. Yet, it was in Te Pō where the universe was sung into existence.

In the dark fertile belly, a place of richness and layered depth, a creatively charged space, the atua gather to conspire into being the essential spark of life.

Artistry, like life, is continually forming. It needs the inner-sanctum of potential to incubate before taking form. And so, Te Tairāwhiti - as artists - we are also of the dark.

Ka Pō, Ka Waiata imagines a world in which darkness is the everyday and true sight relies on sensation, sound and feeling.

Renowned Māori musicians work collaboratively to bring together the woven layers of sound and cosmology to shape and honour the darkness, and te hunga kāpō.

Ka Pō, Ka Waiata combines live performance and soundscapes.

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