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TE KAAHU Performs 'Rangirara' - UTR Trash Recital

TE KAAHU Performs 'Rangirara' - UTR Trash Recital

Sports Team / C.C. / Image credit: Sports Team / Wednesday 8th June, 2022 9:17AM

We're thrilled to share the third episode of UTR presents Trash Recital Season 2 — starring TE KAAHU, produced by Sports Team and made with support from NZ On Air!

For each episode of Trash Recital we've invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their signature songs, re-created using everyday items selected from Sports Team's stockpile of recycled junk. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

Our latest episode stars TE KAAHU, the reo Māori project of Theia (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Tīpa), performing a stunning new version of her waiata 'Rangirara' with live bandmates Jol Mulholland and Amy Boroevich (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Raukawa), aka HINA. Named after her grandmother and meaning "beyond the heavens," 'Rangirara' features on TE KAAHU's new debut album Te Kaahu O Rangi, which will be performed in its entirety at Tāmaki Makaurau's The Tuning Fork on 24th June for Aotearoa’s first official Matariki public holiday, with special guests MOHI and HINA. Theia chatted about the kaupapa of her new project while reimagining 'Rangirara' using objects grabbed from our famous wall of trash, including a plastic hōiho (horse) plus her taonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instrument) she brought along especially for the show.

DOP: Callum Devlin
Editor: Callum Devlin
Title Animator: Annabel Kean
Sound Engineer: Ruby Walsh
Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh
Assistant Camera: Tash van Schaardenburg
Theme Tune: Callum Devlin
Project Manager: Annabel Kean
Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Made with support from NZ On Air


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Te Kaahu - Live At Matariki
Fri 24th Jun 7:00pm
The Tuning Fork, Auckland