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Announcing Māori Cymraeg SongHubs

Story Published Monday 11 March 2024
  • This month two indigenous cultures from opposite sides of the globe are coming together to work on the revitalisation of their heritage languages, through collaborative songwriting.
  • Māori / Cymraeg SongHubs is hosted by APRA AMCOS NZ and supported by the British Council New Zealand and the Pacific, and the British High Commission, with the aim of developing new bilingual music to advance the understanding and usage of both te reo Māori and Cymraeg.
  • Held at Big Fan Studios over 4 days, the programme will involve three Welsh songwriters and one Welsh producer collaborating with six Māori songwriters and two Māori producers.
  • Curated by Kawiti Waetford and Greg Haver
  • Public panel discussion to be held at Te Noho Kotahitanga marae at Unitec on Sunday March 24 at 3pm. Sir Tīmoti Kāretu and Kawiti Waetford will lead the kōrero. All welcome, RSVP required.