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Oro Atua

Oro Atua

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  • Sat 6 Feb, 1:00pm – 2:00pm


Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main St, Palmerston North


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $15.00
  • Children 12 and under: $8.00
  • Family pass (2 adults, 2 children): $40.00

On 6 February from 1-2pm, join Grammy-winning artist Jerome Kavanaugh for a journey through the world of taonga pūoro – traditional Māori musical instruments.

Experience Jerome’s collection of around 40 unique and rare Māori musical instruments: from the nguru (whale tooth nose flute) to the porutu pounamu (greenstone long flute); the kōauau toroa (albatross wing bone flute) to the unique putorino, a cocoon-shaped trumpet flute made from the mighty tōtara tree. These beautiful sounds allow for a journey into self, by creating a safe and nurturing space. In a fast-paced, busy world, Oro Atua gives us an opportunity for reflection and self-healing through the vibrational power of nature’s sound.

“Our ancestors used these instruments in days gone by as tools to heal and promote a healthy body, mind and spirit,” says Jerome. “Taonga pūoro hold the vibration of the natural world and when played this vibration resonates within us and helps to reconnect to the intelligence and power of nature.”

Booking is essential as places are limited; call 0800-4-A-MUSEUM or visit our front desk to reserve your tickets.

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