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PUORO ATU PUORO MAI

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NO NGA HAU E WHA,

"PUORO ATU PUORO MAI"

The art of Taonga Puoro is in a state of revival, and Jerome Kavanagh is part of a movement which is introducing Māori music, art, and culture to the world.

Jerome has been offered the opportunity to travel and collaborate with traditional Bengali folk band Joler Gaan. The collaboration will be a world first as these two cultures and their respected traditional music come together at the international Prakruti Festival at Bhavan's Nature & Adventure Centre. No New Zealand musician has been invited to perform at this festival in India before and India has not heard the live sounds of Taonga Puoro.

We have a unique and exciting opportunity to document and film this collaboration and fusion of the original music of Aotearoa with Bengali traditional Music in India. 

Our documentary will portray the very real, lived experiences of a young Māori artist using his craft to combine ancient ancestral practices with the wider world and the communities of Bangladesh and Mumbai.

Throughout this documentary, we will share rare insights of a young urban Māori artist, living and practicing our traditional cultural ways in a contemporary setting.

We hope you will join us and donate to support the post production of this short documentary. This journey will be shared with you, with our whanau and the wider communities. 

KA NUI TAKU AROHA,

KOMAKO and JEROME

 

 

UPDATES

  • Filming on rooftops in Mumbai

    3 MONTHS AGO

    Filming Jerome in Mumbai on the roof tops of this crazy unique city. Celebrating our Taonga puoro made from the earth to share healing sounds in this concrete jungle. 

    Filming on rooftops in Mumbai
  • Joler Gaan meets - Maori

    3 MONTHS AGO

    Joler Gaan meets - Maori
  • Bangladesh filming

    3 MONTHS AGO

    Bangladesh filming
  • Mumbai, India

    3 MONTHS AGO

    Kia Ora Whanau, we are here in Mumbai India. Here are some images of Jerome at Bal Bharti School Kandivali leading a workshop speaking in Maori, translated to English and having that translated to Gujarati for this Gujarati medium school in Marathi speaking Maharashtra in predominantly Hindi speaking India. Jerome's workshop relates to nature and the elements and our connection with these. His culture earns the audience's appreciation and respect and his workshop promotes the acceptance of difference and diversity.

    Mumbai, India