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Will Aks Mumu also works with Taonga Pūoro here in Te Whanganui a Tara, creating pūrerehua, and porotiti, while also holding space with sound journeys, and sound meditations (see Instagram for dates, there usually every two weeks)


This exhibition incorporates all that has been before, that is now, and will continue into the future. It's my chance to reflect, to be, to sit with my full self. To wonder, too empathize, to reflect, to dream, to heal, and to continue to practice the culture that has been passed to be through elders, through Tohunga, masters, through my tipuna, and for this I give gratitude.

For this solo exhibition Mumu Moore has created 29 pūrerehua and porotiti (Taonga Pūoro, Māori instruments) on 28 new locations throughout Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington).

Each piece was created over a day during the period of Maramataka, each day representing the Atua of that day, and the energy within. 

A Pūrerehua - is an instrument used for karakia (prayer, incantations), to connect from Papatūānuku (earth mother) to the Ngā Atua (many gods) that live/reside above the earth. They can be used to invoke rain, and for spiritual practices.

They can be worn on the body as a pendant.

A Porotiti - is a smaller instrument that can be used for Rongoā Māori (Māori healing), its is played with two hands, and spins on itself to create a humming noise, the vibrations go deep within to restore energy, release blockages, aid arthritis and also used to release the sinuses and ease pain in the body.

They can be worn on the body as a pendant.

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