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281 Karangahape Rd Auckland

Jon Tikivanotau Michael Jonassen

Pe'e Māori Traditional Cook Islands Chants

Pe‘e Māori — Traditional Cook Islands Chants is a unique collection of various types of intonation with revelations on their use and symbolic meanings. The sacred dignity in customary welcome, ceremonial decorum, title investitures, traditional haircutting, solemn marriages, and the power of prayer and incantations, are captured in print. This distinctive manifestation of alternative ways in communication, celebrates life and weaves together ancestors and descendants. It projects powerful images that are just as effective today as they were yesterday. This publication was written by Jon Tikivanotau Michael Jonassen with the support of the Pacifica Arts Centre – Moanaroa and Creative New Zealand Pacific Arts Strategy 2018 – 2023