TANGATA MOANA: Museé Le Quai Branley Takeover / by Ahilapalapa Rands

hONgi,  Written by Jo, Performed by TANGATA MOANA 2019

hONgi, Written by Jo, Performed by TANGATA MOANA 2019

Woven together under the sacred constellation of Matariki TANGATA MOANA will take over spaces of Museé Le Quai Branley with creative responses speaking to the powerful relationship between the people, languages and ancestral belongings of Te Moananui a Kiwa (Oceania). 

TANGATA MOANA is formed by members of the In*ter*is*land Collective, SaVAge K’lub, Mana Moana | Mana Wāhine, South Auckland Poets Collective and Ngāti Ranana London Māori Club in honour of their ancestral taonga and international communities.

Contributing artists included: Charlie Panapa, Peta-Maria Tunui, Ashleigh Fata, Shakaiah Perez, Salvador Brown, Ihaka Tunui, Atarati Waretini and Te Whaimana Robinson.

TANGATA MOANA at Musee Le Quai Branley, 2019

TANGATA MOANA at Musee Le Quai Branley, 2019

Words: Jo Walsh

Images: Ariana Davis