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Honolulu Biennial: Middle of Now | Here (review)

Honolulu Biennial: Middle of Now | Here (review) 254 the contemporary pacific • 30:1 (2018) though much of the interaction started an ongoing process that takes time. with banter, the men quickly became Thankfully, the Modern Māori Quar- sympathetic and strove to help each tet’s humorous and skillful shows will other heal. When Matariki sang about continue to push notions of Māori longing and hope and Francis sang identities as complex, subtle, and rich. about trust, the passion in their voices The dynamic stories told through their was revealing. The audience resonated captivating music will continue to help with their feelings not only through breakdown boundaries between Māori the dialogue but also through the vul- and settlers. nerability expressed in their lyrics. The The Summer Pops Tour with the quartet disrupted static notions about Modern Māori Quartet may have Māori men that paint them as aggres- ended, but this collaboration propelled sive and unable to deal with the pres- the group into a busy year. Māori sures of today by being forthcoming Television now hosts the foursome in a with their emotional state and work- weekly show titled “My Party Song.” ing through their tribulations with Similar to the Summer Pops’ narrative each other. These songs, or http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Honolulu Biennial: Middle of Now | Here (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 30 (1) – Jan 12, 2018

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

254 the contemporary pacific • 30:1 (2018) though much of the interaction started an ongoing process that takes time. with banter, the men quickly became Thankfully, the Modern Māori Quar- sympathetic and strove to help each tet’s humorous and skillful shows will other heal. When Matariki sang about continue to push notions of Māori longing and hope and Francis sang identities as complex, subtle, and rich. about trust, the passion in their voices The dynamic stories told through their was revealing. The audience resonated captivating music will continue to help with their feelings not only through breakdown boundaries between Māori the dialogue but also through the vul- and settlers. nerability expressed in their lyrics. The The Summer Pops Tour with the quartet disrupted static notions about Modern Māori Quartet may have Māori men that paint them as aggres- ended, but this collaboration propelled sive and unable to deal with the pres- the group into a busy year. Māori sures of today by being forthcoming Television now hosts the foursome in a with their emotional state and work- weekly show titled “My Party Song.” ing through their tribulations with Similar to the Summer Pops’ narrative each other. These songs, or

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Published: Jan 12, 2018

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