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  • Whitehead: IPU


IPU is a unique collaboration involving classical, jazz, and pre-European Maori instrumental styles. An Ipu is a gourd, or a container for carrying food and goods. Ipu korero is a story-teller, someone who ‘carries’ stories. the ipu is also employed, as heard here, as a musical instrument. From this vessel flows the musical threads of two cultures, Maori and Pakeha, and a poetic story of love.

Track listing:
Waka, Kowhai and Tui (10:58)
Waka’s Lover for Kowhai (9:41)
The Storm (9:42)
Aftermath (9:42)

Individual tracks are available to purchase as digital download by clicking on the name of the work below.

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Ipu Gillian Whitehead
for narrator, taonga puoro (Maori instruments), jazz piano and cello


Publisher Note:Rattle Records
Imprint:Rattle RAT-D007
Publication Year:1998
Funded byCreative New Zealand


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