Teagan Geneviene is looking for some inspiration for her weekend shorts. If you have a song with a narrative that speaks to you, share it with her.
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
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Did I hook you with that question? A waiata is a Maori song. Waiata serve many functions. They can be used to support a whaikōrero (formal speech) or sung to express grief after a death. Waiata were used to help teach children, to urge people to take up a cause, or to mourn in times of loss. Waiata can record a tribe’s past by referring to ancestors, events and places.
Why did I ask? Well, I had to have some kind of lead-in. Besides, it’s relevant, and I’m getting there. My blogging shtick was always my “Three Things” style serial stories, where I collect three random things from readers, and let those things drive a spontaneously written serial story. It might look easy, but it can take a lot out of a writer. Unfortunately, I still don’t have…
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