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Nga Moteatea Pt. 4: The Songs

Nga Moteatea Pt. 4: The Songs (Books & other media combined)

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This is the fourth and last volume of a new edition of a classic work, the annotated collection of waiata made by a distinguished Maori leader and scholar Apirana Ngata. The waiata in this volume were not translated originally and translations by distinguished Maori scholar Hirini Moko Mead are published here for the first time. Mead's translations are made in the spirit of those of Pei Te Hurinui and in deep sympathy with the Maori text. The translation opens up to a wide readership of Maori and non-Maori, nationally and internationally, the beauty of the poetic language of the waiata and a wealth of information about Maori life. This completely redesigned and reset edition, published in association with the Polynesian Society, preserves the integrity of the original text and commentary but modernises the typography. It includes two CDs of waiata drawn from the Archive of Maori and Pacific Music at the University of Auckland.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesArt styles not defined by dateMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresFolk & traditional musicPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Auckland University Press Publication Date: 01/08/2007 ISBN-13: 9781869403867  Details: Type: Books & other media combined Format: Books
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SIR APIRANA NGATA (Ngati Porou, 1874-1950) was the leading Maori figure of his day, a land reformer, politician and scholar. He made a vital contribution to the revival of Maori culture in the early years of the twentieth century. HIRINI MOKO MEAD (Ngati Awa) was the foundation professor of Maori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, is chair of the Ngati Awa Trust Board and founder of Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi. He is the author of many books on Maori art and custom. This new edition is edited for the Polynesian Society by Jenifer Curnow and Jane McRae.

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