Based at Auckland University in Auckland, New Zealand, the Archive of Māori and Pacific Music is an archive that houses an ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific. The collection is of national and international significance.
The Archive of Māori and Pacific Music comprises an ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific which is of national and international significance. It also has music instruments from East and West African countries. The collection of instruments includes idiophone (hand piano), flute, percussion sticks, slit gong and trumpets.
It was established in 1970 to promote research into the music of the indigenous people of New Zealand, the Māori, and those of the people of the Pacific Islands. Today, its holdings include material from most tribal groups of New Zealand and most Pacific Islands areas, commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music, oral histories, stories and language resources.
The Archive is open to the general public as well as researchers, scholars and students.