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Amokura

for ensemble, voice and taonga puoro

Ariana Tikao
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Composer:   Ariana Tikao

Composer:   Hirini Melbourne

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Amokura is a setting of a poem by Hirini Melbourne to music by Ariana Tikao, arranged for her voice, string quintet, harp and taonga puoro. In the poem Melbourne likens the nature of his grand-daughter Amokura to the objects that are most precious to him. He concludes,

Taku kōauau pongāihu
Like my kōauau pongāihu you soothe my soul

Taku pūtorino e
Like my pūtōrino special treasures you hold

Taku pūrerehua
Like my pūrerehua my songs you sing

Amokura
My Amokura


Text note

text by Hirini Melbourne