Article Title

Interview

Authors

Witi Ihimaera

Abstract

Waituhi is the first Maori opera. Do you feel there is a contradiction in expressing the need to preserve traditional Maori values in an art form that does not exist in traditional Maori culture, or is this an indication that in order to survive Maori values and culture must to a certain extent undergo a metamorphosis and absorb elements of Western culture?

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