IPU is a unique collaboration involving classical, jazz, and pre-European Maori instrumental styles. An Ipu is a gourd, or a container for carrying food and goods. Ipu korero is a story-teller, someone who 'carries' stories. the ipu is also employed, as heard here, as a musical instrument. From this vessel flows the musical threads of two cultures, Maori and Pakeha, and a poetic story of love.
Waka, Kowhai and Tui (10:58)
Waka's Lover for Kowhai (9:41)
The Storm (9:42)
Individual tracks are available to purchase as digital download by clicking on the name of the work below.