A. Run (away from the valley of fear)
B. Anyone here?
This Digital release features two tracks written and produced by NZ music icon Mara TK, at the Red Bull Studio in Auckland.
Mara attended the Red Bull Music Academy in 2007. Since then Mara TK has developed his sound as a member of Electric Wire Hustle, alongside other Music Academy alumni Taay Ninh and Myele Manzanza.
“Taniwhunk is a form of Maori music” A term coined in order to claim a small part of this vast musical universe for ourselves, lest we continually be labelled the borrower. The Maori of this generation exist in the most technologically advanced era yet. Thus we are afforded the potential to express our mana with ever-greater resources, definition and distribution.
The following prose (brose) may put that thought a little better:
Maori in Space
They used to call Canterbury, the food-baskets of Waitaha. Now the piggy bank is broken; it spills only a dehydrated muck; rations for this Maori in Space. My great grandfather was the last fisherman of our line to catch barracouta; out beyond the foreshore (for sure!)… Out in pure space.
His son was a Civil Engineer like Hone Tuwhare
- boilermakers they called themselves -
I call myself a Maori in Space…