An “ipu” is a gourd, a container for carrying food and goods. Accordingly, ipu korero denotes a storyteller, someone who ‘carries’ stories. The ipu is also employed as a musical instrument. This album is also an ipu, a vessel from which flows the unique and evocative musical threads of two cultures, Maori and Pakeha.

Produced by Gillian Whitehead and Steve Garden
Executive production by Keith Hill
Recorded by Steve Garden and mixed at The Garden Shed
Story by Tungia Baker, translated by Wena Tait
Design by UnkleFranc

This recording was made possible with support from Creative New Zealand


Released: 12 May 1998
Catalogue: RAT-D007