Celebrate Matariki this weekend with Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura live at the Yard Music Café & Venue.
Mihirangi leads the fierce all-female Māori world-roots production, Māmā Mihirangi and the Māreikura. This show represents the virtues of feminine power with performances of women’s haka, mau rākau, traditional weaponry and Māori martial arts combined into a contemporary cultural performance that is informative, inclusive, empowering and truly inspiring.
Internationally renowned artist Mihirangi also brings us her latest song, straight from the heart. ‘WALK TOGETHER’ is Mihirangi’s medicine, a healing journey that inspires the empowering effects of the support of community, reminding us that the common fabric of society is humanity.
‘Walk Together’ intimately draws you into an anthem made for Matariki. Produced utilising talent close to Mihirangi’s heart, performed by her whānau members and kapa haka experts ‘Kaihaka’, the voices of kinship and Children bring the messages of this anthem home, calling for us all to unite. The haka “Whakamana”, is aptly featured as the song’s bridge and “is written to reinforce the enduring and everlasting power of community. It celebrates and challenges us to uplift ourselves and empower others, to actively demonstrate manaakitanga, and to take care of each other’s mana (power & prestige). This song and haka are for all people, to reset our hearts and minds, calling us to reunite and remember the importance of others and community…” says Mihirangi.
Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura: Saturday 25 June at The Yard – doors open 7pm. Tickets from www.ticketspcae.nz or at door.