Wednesday, 26 July 2006

Charles Royal, 28th July

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 06 at Wellington City Libraries
Friday 28 July: 12.30pm - 1.30pm (2nd Floor, Central Library).

A talk by Charles Royal: "New Directions of Traditional Māori Performing Arts - The Creative Potential of Te Whare Tapere"

Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal is a researcher, writer and musician. He has written several books (on Māori song poetry, research and tribal history) and in 2001 was New Zealand Senior Fulbright Scholar where he conducted research into indigenous worldviews in the United States (Hawaii and New Mexico) and Canada. Charles belongs to the Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tamaterā and Ngā Puhi peoples and holds degrees from Victoria University of Wellington and Massey University. Charles was awarded a doctorate in 1998 by Victoria University.

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