I AM: The Maori Jesus

In response to James K. Baxters infamous poem ‘The Maori Jesus’, Ben Brown paints his epiphany as a street walking native, pushing back the veneer of wellbeing to reveal a discomforting real world picture of self abuse, religious contempt and anger. A powerful proposal from a contemporary Maori, on how he views himself and his surrounding.

Recorded Live in front of a studio audience, this revelationary piece of poetry become immortalized in wax as a direct to disk recording in a one-off performance at The Naval Point Yacht Club on the 19th of April, 2013. We where honored and privileged to document this special moment.