Toihoukura professor joint winner of Maori music award

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Turanga Ararau show their support for the Tamararo cause.
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Te Kapa o Ngai Tamanuhiri were a crowd favourite and won the people’s choice award.​
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TOP TEAM: Current national champions Whangara Mai Tawhiti gave a superb performance to win this year’s Tamararo kapa haka competition in Tairawhiti.
Pictures by Paul Rickard
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Five-time national champions Waihirere also showed why they are still one of the best teams, and qualified for another Te Matatini -- the national kapa haka event. They are the only team to have competed at every national festival since 1972.
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Tairawhiti leader and artist Derek Lardelli, centre, was the biggest star of the night at the Maori Television Matariki Awards 2018 on Saturday evening. The national awards are held during Matariki, the Maori New Year, and acknowledge community heroes. Mr Lardelli won the Te Tohu Tiketike o Matariki Supreme Award for his contribution to Maori arts and for making a significant and lasting impact on Aotearoa. File picture
Tamararo - Whangara Mai Tawhiti - Derek Lardelli

Toihoukura Maori visual arts school tutor Derek Lardelli has been named a recipient of the Keepers of Tradition award in this year’s Waiata Maori Music Awards.

Professor Lardelli and Dame Georgina Kingi are joint recipients of the award.

Now in its 11th year, the Waiata Maori Music Awards celebrate excellence in Maori music and aim to acknowledge the keepers, teachers, promoters, creators and performers of Maori music.

Professor Lardelli has researched and composed many waiata, haka and moteatea (ancient songs) that capture the oral histories of this region.

He has been the leader of Whangara mai Tawhiti Kapa Haka since 1995. He is also a cultural adviser to the All Blacks and composed the haka Kapa O Pango for the team who performed it at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

This year’s ceremony will be held on September 14 at Clubs Hastings in Hastings.

Toihoukura Maori visual arts school tutor Derek Lardelli has been named a recipient of the Keepers of Tradition award in this year’s Waiata Maori Music Awards.

Professor Lardelli and Dame Georgina Kingi are joint recipients of the award.

Now in its 11th year, the Waiata Maori Music Awards celebrate excellence in Maori music and aim to acknowledge the keepers, teachers, promoters, creators and performers of Maori music.

Professor Lardelli has researched and composed many waiata, haka and moteatea (ancient songs) that capture the oral histories of this region.

He has been the leader of Whangara mai Tawhiti Kapa Haka since 1995. He is also a cultural adviser to the All Blacks and composed the haka Kapa O Pango for the team who performed it at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

This year’s ceremony will be held on September 14 at Clubs Hastings in Hastings.

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