Oro Records is proud to present the world premiere of the full repertoire of original works by Tararua and a celebration of the release of their debut album 'Bird Like Men'.
Their evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, with the western instrumental elements of the cello and doublebass. The ensemble is made up of four established artists Alistair Fraser, Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly and Phil Boniface; who are each leaders in their various fields.
‘Tararua’ (meaning ‘two peaks’), connects whakapapa, from mountains in both North and South Islands, this contemporary New Zealand art music weaves the voices of Aoraki, the spiritual home of Ruby Solly and Ariana Tikao, winding through Te Waipounamu raised, Wellington based artist Al Fraser, and merging into Phil Boniface’s birthplace and connection with the Tararua ranges.
An album download code will be given to all attendees of this concert.