SAT 14 SEP, 6.30PM - 10.30PM
GRAND FOYER
TICKETS $10

Tūhono mai ki a mātou kia whakanuia te mutunga o Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, mā roto i ngā whakakitenga, waiata hoki a Rob Ruha, a Mara TK, me te whakaingoa hoki i a Kaaterama Pou, i roto i te Mahau Whakahirahira o Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Hei te mutunga o te wiki he waiata, he kōrero, hei tiritiri i te rongo pai o te reo me ona pānga, i roto i te ao o ēnei ringa toi.
Ka tuwhera te Taiwhanga Māori mō te ahiahi.

Kaua e wareware ki te mau mai i tāu ake pera noho. 

Ka tuwhera tō mātou Cafe 1929, ka wātea mai he kai, he inu ki te katoa. 

Me mātua rēhita i te tuatahi.
 

Join us to celebrate the end of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with intimate live performances by Rob RuhaMara TK and introducing Kaaterama Pou, in the stunning Grand Foyer of Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Culminating te wiki with waiata and korero, sharing how te reo has shaped the world of these artists.

The Māori Court gallery will be open for the evening.

Be sure to bring your own cushion. 

Our Cafe 1929 will be open, with a bar and food available.

Bookings essential.

 

Rob Ruha
Haka-soul Musician
(Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Tainui,
Rongowhakaata, Ngāpuhi, Ngā Ariki-kaipūtahi)

Ko Rob Ruha tētahi o ngā tino kai-waiata, kaitito waiata hoki tēnei whakareanga Māori. He tamaiti hoki a ia nā te ao kapa haka i whāngai ki te waiata me te Māoritanga. Nō te tau 2014 ka puta a Rob ki te ao hai kai-waiata takitahi, ā, kua tū a ia i te taha o ngā toa o te motu me te ao pēnei me John Legend, UB40, Jimmy Cliff me Phil Collins.

Kua eke a ia i ngā tiketiketanga nui o te ao waiata ki Aotearoa nei, kua whakaatu hoki wōna momo waiata e kīa ana ko te ‘Haka-soul’ ki ngā atamira o te ao whānui.

Ko ‘Ka Mānu’ tōna waiata hou, he waiata whakapono mō ngā iwi taketake kua hēngia e te ture puta noa i te ao. Ka whai pānga ki ngā take i Maunakea, West Papua tae noa ki Ihumātao.

Rob Ruha is an iconic composer and artist of a new generation of Māori. He is a product of a powerful kapa haka tradition of song and indigeneity which is reflected in every part of his music. In 2014, Rob began a career as a Solo artist and has performed with and for some of the musical legends of Aotearoa and the world including John Legend, UB40, Jimmy Cliff me Phil Collins. Since then, Rob has collected numerous New Zealand Music awards including a NZ Laureate and his unique style of ‘Haka-soul’ has been performed and embraced all around the world.

His latest hit ‘Ka Mānu’ is a song of faith for indigenous communities around the world who constantly battle the perpetual violation of their rights – as seen at Maunakea, West Papua and indeed Ihumātao.

Mara TK

The son of Māori psychedelic rock legend Billy TK – Mara TK (Ngai Tahu, Ngati kahungunu, and Tainui), a golden voiced, Māori Scottish world-wandering citizen of Aotearoa (New Zealand) – has in the last few years, through his work alongside his acclaimed Kiwi future soul trio Electric Wire Hustle (winner of the best electronic act at the 2015 New Zealand Music Awards), proven himself to be a singular force for modern music.

Fluent in voice, guitar, bass and beat machines, Mara has been blessed to both work in the studio with and perform next to Eru Dangerpsiel, Wild Bill Ricketts, Ommas Keith, Muhsinah, Jake One, Julien Dyne and others, in the process forging an artistically idiosyncratic (and highly in-demand) reputation within the worlds of future soul and modern beats. Outside of his psychedelic-soul band Electric Wire Hustle, Mara TK has recorded and performed with Kimbra, Mos Def, Just Blaze, Fly My Pretties and Tim Finn among others, and in the process forged an idiosyncratic style within the worlds of soul music, modern beats and inter-disciplinary art.

Kaaterama Pou​

Kia whaikororia honore hareruia ki a Ihowa-o-nga-Mano Matua Tama Wairua Tapu Anahera Pono Mangai Ae

Ko Maunga Kohatu ko Horohoro nga maunga
Ko Mangakahia me Pokaitu nga awa
Ko Te Aroha me Kearoa nga marae
Ko Ngati Te Pono me Ngati Kea, Ngati Tuara te hapu
Ko Ngatokimatawhaurua me Te Arawa nga waka
Ko Ngapuhi me Te Arawa nga iwi
Ko Kaaterama tenei e mihi kau atu ana ki nga iwi o te motu whanui.

Follow Kaaterama’s journey to become a solo recording artist as she shares her love, light and passion for music, faith, and Maori culture with the world

Kaaterama is a 2019 finalist with her song Paiheretia in the APRA Maioha Award, which recognises the art of contemporary Māori songwriting and honours composers who are telling their stories in the language of Te Ao Māori.