Influence: Oceanian
About "Upokohue"
Ūpokohue won 2nd place in 2015 in the World Music section of the International Songwriting Contest. ŪPOKOHUE (M.Maniapoto/S.Morrison/P.Free)
Scotty Morrison’s haiku are a lament of solidarity for Ūpokohue, tūtara Rangatira or ‘Maui dolphins of noble heritage.’ With an estimated 55 left, the Maui is destined for extinction much like the Tōtōrori or native quail. In 2014, the International Whaling Commissions Scientific Committee Report criticized NZ for not doing enough. Finalist in New Zealand's APRA awards for best "te reao (Maori) song