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Find out more about Maori culture in Warrington
6:00am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
FIND out more about Maori culture at a special event at Warrington Museum on Thursday.
As previously reported in the Warrington Guardian, a Toi Moko, or tattoed mummified head, held in the museum since the 1840s is to be returned to New Zealand on Friday.
On Thursday, you can find out more about the item at a special seminar.
Maori cultural shows will be performed from 2pm to around 3pm with a delegation from the Te Papa Museum in New Zealand, who are taking the head, explaining more about Mäori waiata (chants and songs) and musical instruments including the pütätara (conch shell trumpet), koauau and nguru (two types of Maori flutes).
They will play the instruments and also sing examples of their waiata (chants and songs), which will be part of the formal handover ceremony the following day.
A second session running from 3.15pm to 4.15pm explains the Importance of returning Mäori and Moriori remains to their homelands in New Zealand This presentation will be in English, however, Mäori cultural concepts will be initially conveyed in the Mäori language and then translated into Englis A question and answer session follows.
This later session is for adults and has a more academic slant.
Places are pre bookable via email@example.com or call 442399.
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