Songs of a Kaumatua sung by Kino Hughes

Author(s): Mervyn McLean & Margaret Orbell

Maud’s Picks | Maori | Music

Longlisted, Montana New Zealand Book Awards, 2003 (Non-Fiction: History section)

Kino Hughes was an outstanding singer and orator and respected kaumatua who determined to preserve for future generations all the songs he knew and who asked these authors to compile this magnificent record. The introduction includes information on Kino Hughes, on the people of Tuhoe, on the song categories used and on the music. Also included are black and white photographs, a glossary, notes on the texts and the transcriptions and an index of song types as well as two CDs of Kino Hughes singing recorded for the Archive of Maori and Pacific Music at the University of Auckland. This is a unique historical document uncovering the richness of Tuhoe music and poetry; it will be of wide interest. The two editors are assisted by a leading scholar of Tuhoe waiata, Dr Taiaharoa Black.

Epsom trust plate on front endpaper


Product Information

Shortlisted for Montana Book Awards 2003.

Kino Huges; people of Tuhoe; song categories; music; the songs - texts in English and Maori and music; songs related to early events; recited laments; Waiata Aroha; Oriori; songs associated with Te Kooti; poi songs; birds' songs; pao; songs about the Second World War; Te Kapua-o-te-rangi's P tere.

General Fields

  • : 9781869402587
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : Auckland University Press
  • : Contains Hardback and CD-Audio
  • : 1.202
  • : December 2002
  • : 212mm X 288mm X 28mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mervyn McLean & Margaret Orbell
  • : Mixed media product
  • : near fine
  • : 288
  • : Mixed media b&w photos, musical transcriptions