Today the Tangi Kaara, drumming competition was held at the National Auditorium with the total of 5 teams: Manihiki, Rakahanga, Tupapa Maraenenga, Mitiaro and Puaikura. The main sponsor for this event was the Bond Store. A huge number of spectators and supporters were present to witness this competition. The drumming competition was split into two categories being the Rutu Aru Pee where drummers were given a chant or pee to memorise and use anywhere in their drumbeats. The Rutu Atu is when the drummers were given the opportunity to create a drum beat anyway they want provided they follow the rules and regulations for this competition.
Winner of 2015 was Mitiaro
Here are some photos of today’s event.