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with Phil O'Brien and Midge Marsden

Waitangi Day Special - Friday, 06 February 2009

From 12:12pm

Phil O'Brien is joined by special guest Midge Marsden for a Matinee Idle look at NZ music. They also check out Waitangi Day happenings up and down Aotearoa.

Then the Classic Concert...

Steel Pulse - Living Legacy

Steel Pulse formed in the West Indian immigrant ghetto area of Handsworth in Birmingham in 1975 and was known for their allegiance to traditional Jamaican rasta principles - musically, socially and politically.

After initially struggling to find gigs as a Rastafarian group, the late 70s punk movement opened up performance opportunities and a new audience for their 'protest reggae'.

Their 1978 debut LP Handsworth Revolution is regarded as a landmark recording in British reggae and songs from that album such as Prodigal Son and Ku Klux Klan are included in this concert.

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