Te Ku Te Whe – Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns – free online New Zealand music

Today's musical offering for library members is Te Ku Te Whe by Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns. An extraordinary recording, it reached gold status in 2002 and is still popular today. In keeping with Māori spirituality, the music on Te Ku Te Whe takes the listener into an ancient world, structured by mythology, history, and…
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John Psathas – Rhythm Spike – free online New Zealand music

Our next offering for New Zealand Music Month is John Psathas - Rhythm Spike, the winner of Best Classical Album in the 2000 NZ Music Awards. Psathas is New Zealand's most internationally performed composer. His music draws on classical, jazz and rock traditions and is performed by artists from a variety of disciplines. Psathas composed the…
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From Scratch – Songs for Heroes – free online New Zealand music

On Songs for Heroes, the From Scratch ensemble play instruments including zitherum, PVC pipes & drum station, soprano saxophone, vocals,  piano-horn, piano horn, tone trees and bass drum. And some handclapping. From Scratch have developed an original performance style which combines ritual, theatre, sculpture, and the handmade melodic percussion instruments of founder Philip Dadson.  All this…
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Old Accommodation House: Picturing Canterbury

Old accommodation house, location unknown, date unknown but probably in the 1930s to 1950s. Kete Christchurch is a collection of photographs and stories about Christchurch and Canterbury, past and present. Anyone can join and contribute. Visit Kete Christchurch View more Picturing Canterbury posts Do you have any further information about this photo? If so, please share…
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Youth Week 2017

National Youth Week 2017 is 26 May to 4 June 2017 and this year's theme is "Our voices count, count our voices". Events at Christchurch City Libraries during Youth Week Linwood College Showcase Concert - Part of New Zealand Music Month Thursday 25 May 5pm to 7pm Linwood Library at Eastgate This concert will feature…
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Ipu by Gillian Whitehead – free online New Zealand music

Ipu by Gillian Whitehead brings together a unique ensemble of piano, cello, and pre-European Māori instruments and voice. Ipu is a poetic tale of love based on a story by Tungia Baker (translated into Māori by Wena Tait). An ipu is a gourd used to carry food and goods and ipu korero denotes a story-teller, someone who 'carries' stories. The ipu is employed on…
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