Te Tangi o te Reo Pe’e

Tuesday July 07, 2020 Written by Published in Culture
George Paniani, Papa Ngatoko Rongo and Vae Papatua, members of Te Kopapa Reo Maori committee at a workshop in October last year. 20070607. George Paniani, Papa Ngatoko Rongo and Vae Papatua, members of Te Kopapa Reo Maori committee at a workshop in October last year. 20070607.

Chance to learn about different islands’ chants.

A workshop beginning tomorrow on Te Tangi o te Reo Pe‘e (the call of our traditional chants) is the focus of the Epetoma o te Reo Maori (Maori language week).

A member of Te Kopapa Reo Maori committee Vae Unuka said the topic was selected to capture the interest of the general public who are welcome to attend.

“We want people to know more about the different types of pe’e from  islands of the Pa Enua.

“This is a good opportunity for people to come and learn.

“And we hope that people will take this rare opportunity to learn about this very rich part our culture,” said Papatua.

There are chants specific to each island or tribes and there are others which are more frequently heard in the public arena.

Tomorrow’s workshop presenters will cover the karakia (incantation, poem or prayer to the gods of our ancestors), purua (poems), tateni (war chants) and tako (chants) that are crafted specifically for our Ariki on Rarotonga.

On Thursday, the workshop will concentrate on the Southern group islands pe‘e that include the mire, nakunaku, eva, tau amu and patukurunga.

The pe‘e of the tila, mako, fakaiti, fakatara from the Northern group islands will be discussed on Friday 10.

Context will be delivered around the use of these pe‘e for occasions such as ceremonial events, funerals, festivities and other customary activities.

The public are invited to attend this valuable informative three day seminar at the Sinai Hall from 9am to 12 noon.

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  • Comment Link Koia atu ei ite roro i ta kotou angaanga me kare iriiri kapu ka rave. Pati anga akaaka, kia kimi ia mai i tetai ravenga kia kite atu matou i Poneke nei..E koi ana au i teia au atikara ei pukapuka naku i runga i taku porokaramu ratio. Meitaki nui Tuesday, 21 July 2020 22:06 posted by Koia atu ei ite roro i ta kotou angaanga me kare iriiri kapu ka rave. Pati anga akaaka, kia kimi ia mai i tetai ravenga kia kite atu matou i Poneke nei..E koi ana au i teia au atikara ei pukapuka naku i runga i taku porokaramu ratio. Meitaki nui

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  • Comment Link Tere Papatua Saturday, 11 July 2020 03:25 posted by Tere Papatua

    Please make tika...ka inangaro rai matou iteia au korero ia tae mai ia matou nei...rekoti..video ia mai..ia kite matou....me ka tutaki...akakite mai..meitaki ngao

  • Comment Link Te õnõ(akara)nei au kakore o Tongareva?? Wednesday, 08 July 2020 09:10 posted by Te õnõ(akara)nei au kakore o Tongareva??

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  • Comment Link Tangi Tuaiti Wednesday, 08 July 2020 00:05 posted by Tangi Tuaiti

    Awesome...could we please have a live of workshops or possibly have workshop here in NZ...would be wonderful...

  • Comment Link Hinemoa Tuesday, 07 July 2020 18:38 posted by Hinemoa

    Interested in Rotorua, NZ

  • Comment Link Tukaroa Moe. Tuesday, 07 July 2020 16:44 posted by Tukaroa Moe.

    Can we have something like this in Auckland

  • Comment Link Teokotai Tarai Tuesday, 07 July 2020 15:24 posted by Teokotai Tarai

    Kia akameitaki ia te Atua no teia apii no tatou. Can you please go live on the workshops or produce a resource so that more of us can learn and add to our basket of knowledge.

  • Comment Link Inangaro Tupuna Tuesday, 07 July 2020 12:02 posted by Inangaro Tupuna

    Ples can we have members come here in NZ. .do some work shops or iriiri kapua too..meitaki nui

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