10 Nov 2017

Celebrating the music of the Great War

From Upbeat, 1:40 pm on 10 November 2017

Music has the ability to tell stories, convey emotions and keep memories alive. In his new book Good-bye Maoriland Chris Bourke explores the importance of New Zealand music during the Great War including how the tone of the music changed as the War exacted a heavy toll. Bourke found very little of the music is still remembered today, but what has stood the test of time are  the songs by Maori composers of the time.

Chris Bourke

Chris Bourke Photo: Supplied