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On the Air - Mā runga iarere for Tuesday 9 January 2024

Nau mai to On the Air with Mark Williams and Kara Rickard - Summer Special 2024

Nau mai haere mai, welcome to On the Air - Mā runga iarere with Mark Williams and Kara Rickard for Tuesday, 9 January 2024.

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P Digsss of Shapeshifter performing at WOMAD 2020

P Digsss of Shapeshifter performing at WOMAD 2020 Photo: Isabella Brown

1.15pm - On the Upside with The Pharcyde
Taking a break from the studio, ground-breaking and innovative LA hip hop pioneers Imani & SLimkid3 from The Pharcyde speak to Kara & Mark about making new music and finding common ground in California ahead of their visit to Aotearoa,

The Pharcyde

The Pharcyde Photo: Supplied

2.05pm - Afrobeat and Highlife with Barnie Duncan
In the next installment of our adventures through the world of music genres comedian, theatre maker, DJ and documentarian Barnie Duncan joins Mark & Kara in the studio for a journey into the rhythms of Afrobeat and Highlife - the ubiquitous sounds of Ghana & Nigeria.

Barnie Duncan

Barnie Duncan Photo: supplied

3:30pm - RNZ Live: Strawpeople
We revisit some highlights from RNZ's live recordings. Today we feature

Fiona McDonald and Paul Casserly of the electronic music duo Strawpeople

Fiona McDonald and Paul Casserly of the electronic music duo Strawpeople Photo: Strawpeople / Facebook

4.15pm - David Bowie: Serious Moonlight over Western Springs
David Bowie’s Serious Moonlight concert at Western Springs on 26 November 1983, still stands as one of Aotearoa’s largest music events.

After the global success of his latest album “Let’s Dance”, over 80,000 people crammed into the reconstituted speedway to see the transformational artist at the height of his powers.

Otago University’s David Bowie scholar, Dr Ian Chapman and producer Sam Coley look back on this historic event, which took place at very height of Bowie’s international fame in 1983.    

David Bowie, June 1983


Songs Played:

Stro Elliot - Summer Love Song
Steve Lacy - Dark Red
Shapeshifter - Nga Kano
Team Dynamite & Louis Baker - Dragonfruit (Live @ RNZ)
Dallas Tamaira - Levels
Sade - Paradise
Omar - It's So...
Jackie Mittoo - Summertime

J.Dilla - Rico Suave Bossa Nova
Aaradhna - She
Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfa - Saudade Vem Correndo
The Pharcyde - Passin Me By
Outkast - Prototype
Stevie Wonder - Free
Talking Heads - Houses in Motion
Clear Path Ensemble - Tennis Ball

Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Lady
Prince Nico Mbarga - Sweet Mother (Nigeria)
King Sunny Ade - Ja Funmi
Onidodo - Koola Lobitos
Fela Kuit and Ginger Baker - Black Man's Cry

Witch - Introduction
Ikenga Super Stars of Africa - Soffry Soffry Catch Monkey
Jeff Sharel - Afrocosmic Drums
George Clinton - Atomic Dog
Strawpeople - Trick with a Knife (Live @ RNZ)
Strawpeople - Dream Child (Live @ RNZ)
Soul II Soul - Keep on Movin'
Sault - We are the Sun
Session Victim - Walk in the Park

David Bowie - Modern Love
Frank Ocean - Pink + White
Paul McCartney & Wings - Arrow Through Me
Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song