Kōauau may appear to be a simple, 3 holed, flute but they are one of the most ancient instruments in the world. Used by our ancestors to convey stories and song, to serenade lovers and to express deep sorrow. Kōauau are used the world over to connect us to our ancient past and our cultural present. At this one-day wānanga you will have the opportunity to learn more about these beautiful instruments before making instruments of your own. We will make one kōauau in bone and one in wood. We will end the day with our own impromptu concert and meal while taking in the beautiful views of the river from Te Rangi. From the Porotiti to the Koauau, Karanga Manu to the Purerehua, you’ll learn the names and stories of the instruments known collectively as Taonga Puoro. You’ll make your own instruments and learn to play them, gaining understanding of the multiple functions of these unique voices of Aotearoa.
Saturday 10 am – 3 pm
11 December 2021
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