Karanga: The First Voice
Karanga: The First Voice is a documentary series that explores Karanga - the unique artform practised by Māori women.
We follow Selena Pirika, a transgender woman, as she performs a karanga at Auckland's Gay Pride Parade. Panelists, Mera and Rhonda, give their opinions on this topic.
Anna Berry is a teacher at Hoani Waititi kura and a kaikaranga at the marae. She is also Pākehā. Our panel debate Pākehā women taking on the role of kaikaranga.
We meet Maaki Howard, kaikaranga at AUT, who begins each graduation with a karanga. Healer Awhitia Mihaere then gives us her thoughts on the effects karanga has on wellness.
The panel offer their thoughts on karanga in performance and we meet 2 kaikaranga who come from a kapa haka background.
At Turakina Māori Girls' College, the girls learn te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and karanga. Principal Terehia Channings outlines the school's decision to do so.
We find out about Whakatupuranga Rua Mano, a remarkable 40-year strategy implemented by Te Kotahitanga for the reclamation of reo and tikanga and how this impacted karanga.
Whakaarahia Koroheke from Taranaki and Waikato-Maniapoto talks about the rich content and imagery she uses in her karanga.
We meet Makuini Ruth Tai who references environment in her karanga; Brigitte Te Aweawe, a trainee Anglican priest, who references Te Runga Rawa.
The traditional art form of karanga is the basis of this show. Tonight: Taupunakohe travels to Hawke's Bay to meet some kaikaranga from Ngāti Kahungunu.
The traditional art form of karanga is the basis of this show. Taupunakohe travels to Rotorua to meet with kaikaranga from Te Arawa.
Te Ingo Ngaia and Puna Wano Bryant outline the reo strategy to grow whānau knowledge of Taranaki mita through waiata, whakapapa, history and karanga.
Naida Glavish talks about inherited mana and the unique role of women which stems from the whare tangata. Also on the show: Māori midwife Heather Muriwai and sisters Lynley and Hinemoa.