Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Rangatahi Recall The Lyrics – On Pukana!


Rangatahi Recall The Lyrics – On Pukana!

Young Maori students will be tested on their knowledge of lyrics to Maori songs in a new game show, ‘Waiata Mai’, premiering on *PUKANA *(Maori Television on Wednesday April 20 at 6.00 PM).

*PUKANA* is 100 per cent Maori language youth ‘edutainment’ combining entertaining segments and educational elements with popular send-ups, comedic skits, practical information, competitions and giveaways.

In the new ‘Waiata Mai’ segment, contestants from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Mangere, Hato Petera College and Te Wharekura o Manurewa (Auckland) as well as Te Wharekura o Ngati Rongomai (Rotoiti) will compete to see who will represent their schools in the semi-final heats.

The students are Koro Raroa, Aroha Tutakiau-Mika, Awatea Wihongi and Kearsyn Rihari (Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Mangere); Mary Mareikura, Kaylene Bassett, Eldon Kake and Tanekare Mane (Te Wharekura o Manurewa); Rangiwhatautau Savage, Te Rina Chase, Whakauekaipapa Savage and Takiata Curtis (Te Wharekura o Ngati Rongomai); and Ihaia Nikora, Dylan Bryan, Temuera Bennett and Jesse Cope (Hato Petera College).

*PUKANA *producer Pania Papa says the trick is to correctly recall song lyrics from a variety of genres.

A selection of well known waiata Maori and haka are used as well as some popular chart-hitting songs such as ‘Maumahara Noa’ by Brannigan Kaa, ‘Whakahonohono Mai’ by 1814, ‘Kotahitanga’ by Hinewehi Mohi, ‘Poi E' by Dalvanius Prime and the Patea Maori Club, ‘E Ipo’ by Prince Tui Teka and Cinco Cine's flagship hit single 'Kei a Wai Ra' by Aaria.

“This competition will set the scene for our nationwide search for talented young singers when we hit the road later this year to audition for ‘Uru Whetu’ – the *PUKANA *pop band,” explains Pania Papa.

“A group of talented singers will be brought together to record a popular hit single and film a video clip, following in Aaria's footsteps. ‘Waiata Mai’ is a great way to uncover some hidden talents and let some young stars shine!”

*PUKANA *screens on Maori Television every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.00 PM as well as on Te Reo every weekday at 7.00 PM and TV3 every Sunday at 9.05 AM.

*Ends*

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Howard Davis: Christopher Marlowe & 'The Tragedy Of Dr. Faustus'

Previous versions of 'The Devil's Pact' can be traced back to the fourth century, Marlowe deviated significantly by depicting his protagonist as unable to burn his books or repent to a merciful God in order to have his contract annulled... More>>

ALSO:

Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>

ALSO:

Monterey: Rodger Fox Big Band Invited To Celebrated Festival

The Rodger Fox Big Band has received an invitation to perform at the 2017 Monterey 60th Anniversary Jazz Festival in the USA in September of this year. More>>

AntARTica: Scientist’s Painting Discovered In Antarctic Hut

The New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust has discovered an almost perfectly preserved 118 year old watercolour painting among penguin-excrement, dust and mould covered papers found in an historic hut at Cape Adare, Antarctica. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland