An interview with Tiki Taane
Expressing cultural heritage and identity through music
Keywords:Popular Music, New Zealand, Māori, identity, Taonga pūoro, Kapa haka
In this Riff article, Oli Wilson engages in a discussion with Tiki Taane, who is one of New Zealand's most successful and celebrated musicians. The interview explores and outlines the fluidity of contemporary musical representations of M?ori culture and identity in Taane's music, and provides new perspectives on popular music’s capacity to express indigeneity in a New Zealand context.
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