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Mere Boynton

Mere Tokorahi boynton is a singer and actor, well known for her role as Mavis in the internationally acclaimed movie Once Were Warriors. Her true passion, however, is singing. She has had formal vocal training at the Conservatorium of Music in Wellington, and her desire to sing in te reo Māori and her experience in Māori performing arts and music have meant that Mere has developed a style of singing that draws on her classical training and her taha Māori.

Recordings featuring Mere Boynton

Waikohu: New Zealand Music
Traditional and new Waiata (Maori songs) & instrumental music

MMT2034, Released 2005
 

Biography

Mere Tokorahi boynton is a singer and actor, well known for her role as Mavis in the internationally acclaimed movie Once Were Warriors. Her true passion, however, is singing. She has had formal vocal training at the Conservatorium of Music in Wellington, and her desire to sing in te reo Māori and her experience in Māori performing arts and music have meant that Mere has developed a style of singing that draws on her classical training and her taha Māori.

Some of her most memorable singing engagements to date have been performing in Gareth Farr's Te Papa, which was composed specifically for the opening of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, singing and touring nationwide in the dance opera Jerusalem by Michael Parmenter, singing in Te Tangata Whairawa o Weneti (The Māori Merchant of Venice).

In November 2001 Mere travelled as a member of the Prime Minister's cultural entourage to South America, supporting the Prime Minister at various engagementts with concerts. Mere has performed at private and corporate functions and completed singing the role of Adalgisa in Gisborne Opera's production of Bellini's Norma.



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