SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music | Toi Te Arapūoru will be hosting a Hui Wāhine Wānanga | Workshop for Composers, Performers and Musicians of all genres in Wellington.
Date: Saturday, 19 June 2021
Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm
Venue: Te Haukainga, Level 1, 274-278 Taranaki Street, Wellington
Cost per participant: $25.00 / $15.00 (student price)
Payment of the registration fee will confirm your place at the wānanga. When making payment, please include your name, email, physical address and phone number. Click an option below to register and make payment:
RSVP/registration must be received by 9.00am on Thursday, 17 June.
Please note that numbers are limited. Walk-ins for this event will only be accepted if space is available.
By attending this wānanga you will get to:
- Hear and engage with pūrakau shared by expert storytellers
- Be part of a group discussion about issues relevant to wāhine in the music industry
- Learn and experience practical relaxation techniques that can be applied to your daily life
- Experience enhanced wellbeing through mirimiri and a sound healing session
- Enjoy a delicious hangi, and connect with fellow wāhine composers, performers and musicians
Wānanga | Workshop Outline
This wānanga is intended for wāhine composers, performers, and musicians of all genres, at all levels of development.
The day will include a whakatau (welcome) and introductions, pūrakau (storytelling) with Atua creation and Matariki stories, a group discussion about work-life balance for musicians of all genres, and a powerful singing bowl sound healing session — all wrapped with delicious kai and great conversation. Given that the kaupapa is ‘Hui Wāhine’, we are also including 20-minute mirimiri and express facials in the ‘Te Aro’ Room.
We invite wāhine in the industry to this wānanga to build relationships and experience the goodness that this kaupapa offers — good conversation, learning, supporting, and healing. It is a day not to be missed, and will offer something new for all who attend.
The wānanga will begin with a whakatau and mihimihi led by Toni Huata, MCs Te Kahureremoa Taumata and Khali Philip-Babara, and SOUNZ staff. After some refreshments, Te Kahureremoa and Khali will open with pūrakau (Atua creation and Matariki stories) in the Te Hā room. Then, Hira Huata will share some traditional knowledge about the Māramataka. Crystal Edwards will facilitate an open group discussion about work-life balance for musicians of all genres. This discussion will be an open forum for sharing, supporting, and, if needed, finding solutions moving forward. Our key sponsor for this wānanga is Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori | Māori Language Commission, so Crystal will also run some Māori language ‘icebreakers’ to encourage further engagement and exposure with te reo Māori.
From 11.00am to 3.00pm, we will have mirimiri (traditional Māori holistic healing) and express facials available with two stunning practitioners — Tania Martin and Tamara Webster (self-care, and giving yourself a bit of a pamper is a must for a Hui Wāhine). Lunch will be a little longer to allow space for good conversations, an open mic and a bit of a pamper.
After lunch, Toni Huata will open the last session of the day with breathwork for physical and mental wellbeing, and Lynne Lambert will complete the day by creating a space for us to move out of our heads and into our hearts through the powerful healing vibrations of singing bowls.
Please note that numbers are limited. RSVP / registration are due by Thursday 17 at 9am.
|Te Wā | Time||Tūnga | Session||Kaiwhakataki | Presenters|
|9:30am||Tae-ā-tinana | Arrival & Sign in||Participants|
|10.00am||Whakatau, Mihimihi | Welcome, Introductions||Toni Huata
Te Kahureremoa Taumata
SOUNZ Staff and participants
|10.30am||Paramanawa o te ata | Morning tea, refreshments||The Hā Room|
|11.00am||Te Reo Ice-Breakers||Crystal Edwards|
|11.05am||Atua Creation Stories
|Te Kahureremoa Taumata
|12:10pm||Te Reo Ice-Breakers||Crystal Edwards|
|12.15pm||Work Life Balance||Crystal Edwards|
|1:25pm||Te Reo Ice Breaker||Crystal Edwards|
|1.30pm||Tina | Lunch||Open Mic|
|2:45pm||Te Reo Ice Breaker||Crystal Edwards|
|(11am – 3pm)||Mirimiri
|2.50pm||Video Presentation||Resound and Māori Composers|
|3.00pm||Te Hā (Breath) & Singing Bowls||Toni Huata
|3.45pm||Whakakapi||Te Hā Room|
SOUNZ is proud to host this wānanga which will build on the success of our previous workshops. The wānanga is for wāhine composers, performers, and musicians of all genres, and will provide a safe space within which we can discuss issues that matter deeply to us. We also look forward to welcoming new guests who will gain knowledge and inspiration from the day. This wānanga aims to encourage collaborations among wāhine, and we encourage participants to network and build partnerships.
We welcome you all to this promising event and look forward to many amazing outcomes.
Executive Director | Tumu Whakarae
SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music | Toi te Arapūoru
I am very proud that SOUNZ is hosting our wāhine wānanga in person for our composers to invoke rich collaborative relationships and a deeper insight into the world of wāhine mā. We are honoured with the calibre of presenters that have been so generous in supporting us with this kaupapa. Their wealth of knowledge is extensive, insightful and mana enhancing. All who attend will be inspired and enlightened by what is shared. I look forward to new collaborative relationships and increased understanding of the art form by the end of the wānanga. The Hui Wāhine Wānanga is for wāhine that are interested in creating new work, understanding Māori concepts within the composition, and continuing the evolution of Aotearoa music. Come with an open heart and much will be received.
Nō reira, e ngā manu tioriori, ngā manu whakatangitangi, nau mai, haere mai ki te wānanga me ōna tini kaupapa. E mihi kau ana ki Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori mō te putea tautoko. Mauri ora ki a kotou katoa
Kaihautū Puoro Māori | Director of Māori Music
SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music | Toi te Arapūoru
SOUNZ would like to thank Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori | Māori Language Commission for kindly supporting the Hui Wāhine Wānanga | Workshop for Composers, Performers and Musicians.