He Reo Tawhito
Conversations about Mōteatea

Mōteatea is a centuries-old tradition of chanted song-poetry; a great literary and musical art form that expresses the powerful portrayal of storytelling and is reflective of the emotional depths of a Māori world view. Its vast richness is yet to be fully understood. 

In these eleven episodes, over three series, hosted by Crystal Edwards, we hold conversations with some of the world’s leading experts on mōteatea and ask them: What does mōteatea mean to you? Traditionally, why were they composed and how have they change? Who are some key composers or mōteatea and how have they influenced your music?

‘He Reo Tawhito’ is available on all major platforms.

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This podcast series is bilingual (Te Reo Māori and English)

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3