Te Hekenga-ā-rangi

Te Hekenga-ā-rangi

Hirini Melbourne & Richard Nunns

Best Māori Album finalist, 2004 NZ Music Awards
Double disc set, CD and DVD

Te Hekenga-ā-rangi celebrates the life and work of Hirini Melbourne. Hirini recorded this album with long-time musical partner Richard Nunns and Aroha Yates-Smith just weeks before his untimely death in January 2003. This CD/DVD package has new instruments, new techniques, and the crucial additional element of the female voice (sensitively provided by Aroha). The accompanying DVD offers unique video material featuring performances, interviews, and demonstrations of the instruments.


RAT-D010 (June, 2003)

This project was made possible with the support of Te Mangi Paho and Creative New Zealand

Production, Recording and Arrangements: Steve Garden

Video Production and Direction: Keith Hill
Executive Production and Design: Tim Gummer
Photography: Maureen Lander, Tim Gummer

Te Hekenga-ā-rangi (29 mins)
Te Taonga Pūoro (25 mins)