Forest and Ocean Bird Songs (CD)
Forest and Ocean Bird songs By Hirini Melbourne
This is a mixture of both traditional Maori music and contemporary guitar backed tracks, all sung in Te Reo with real native bird call backgrounds.
Hirini Melbourne is both the composer and singer on this recording. The 23 beautiful tracks on the disc are split into two parts ‘Forest’ and Ocean’. The songs on each part are selected by the native birdcall backgrounds, land birds such as the Tui or the Kiwi or the Ruru – Morepork (Forest) or sea birds such as the Titi – Sooty Shearwater or the Toroa – Albatross (Ocean).
|Dr. Hirini Melbourne was of Tuhoe and Ngati Kahungunu descent. He devoted his life to promoting the Maori language, culture and music and died all too soon at the age of 53 in 2003.|
‘Forest and Ocean Bird Songs’ is an album that is a perfect little piece of Aotearoa.
|Dimensions||14 × 12.5 × 1 cm|