Friday, July 19, 2024

Alien Weaponry at Download Festival – Translating English to Māori and unlocking cultural poetics

Alien Weaponry, a metal band hailing from Waipu, New Zealand, was established in Auckland back in 2010. The lineup features Henry de Jong on drums, Lewis de Jong on guitar, and since August 2020, Tūranga Morgan-Edmonds handling the bass. Each member has Māori heritage and many of their tracks are composed and performed in the Māori language.

We had the opportunity to meet with them at Download Festival to delve into the art of translating English to Māori and unlocking cultural poetics.

The full interview is available here:

Lamestream Lydia
Lamestream Lydia
Self-proclaimed journalist, Progressive rock enthusiast and the most American sounding person you're ever likely to meet in the North of England

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