23 Oct 2018

Pasifika Country Music

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:15 pm on 23 October 2018

Country music has a bit of a stereotypical image. Johnny Cash, Nashville, the whole nine gallons. But it has many different sounds and some of them are distinctly pacific. University of Auckland ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke is just back from Samoa and she's going to be talking us through the hot new trends in pasifika country music and delving into its history. 

Billy T James and Prince Tui Teka - The Maori Volcanics Showband

Billy T James and Prince Tui Teka - The Maori Volcanics Showband Photo: RNZ / YouTube