Tararua — Bird Like Men

Album | Publication | Identity Design

Tararua is the collaboration of Ariana Tikao, Ruby Solly, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface, weaving together sound worlds from both te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā. Tararua’s evocative music combines taonga pūoro, waiata, karakia and pūrākau (story) with a strong southern Māori influence, partnered with the western instrumental elements of the cello and double bass.

Weaving two narratives (in burnt sienna and navy)—one the ancestor, one the song-writer—translucent pages of Ruby Solly artwork punctuate this limited edition Art Book and CD. Printed on beautiful textured art paper—with a CD and a signed art print by Ruby Solly, with hand torn deckled edges.