Friday, November 22, 2013

Sam and Emily recording at Manaia Kindergarten

Wow - its been amazing having Sam and Emily working at Manaia Kindergarten on Tuesdays. Every tuesday, they bring new music to our environment. Emily and Sam are two experienced musicians who are well known in our community. Their expertise in music, our environment, working with children is bringing a richness to our music programme. They have written a song that encapsulates the lives of the children of Manaia Kindergarten - At the Beach. The children have also taught them our Mt Manaia song. Alongside an enjoyment of music, Sam and Emily have begun the process of recording children's voices. Today we played with their recording equipment. It was scary at first but alongside Emily children slowly began to sing. Even Beverly joined in and we enjoyed hearing our songs played back to us after singing. It was great to see Sol and Zeke owning and sharing their knowledge of songs they know, and enjoying the recording process of tu tira mai nga iwi.

1 comment:

Emily said...

That is such a cool recording! Thanks to you all at Manaia Kindy for the fabulous experiences you give our children! I'm so very proud of you Zeke. You love to sing that song with your siblings every time we are in the car. And what a very important song it is. Let us all be united and stand stronger together.