Cha Wa

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1:10 Tiki Taane on Christchurch 

Tony Stamp recently interviewed Tiki Taane about his part in a great new NZ doco series called Anthems: New Zealand’s Iconic Hits. It’s coming soon to Prime, and we’ll bring you that interview in the coming weeks. But first Tony asked Tiki if he wanted to take a moment speak about the tragedy in his hometown of Christchurch.

1:30 Song Crush 

Songs with a contemplative feel dominate the Song Crush selections this week, with songs from The Cinematic Orchestra, Neneh Cherry, Scott Mulvahill and Koffee.

Joining host Kirsten Johnstone is RNZ Concert jazz-man, host of Inside out, and The Works - Nick Tipping, RNZ Music’s Tony Stamp, and special guest, DJ Dubhead.  

2:10 Persian-Kiwi rapper CHAII

CHAII came to New Zealand as an 8-year-old Iranian immigrant who learned to speak English by rapping to Eminem. Her debut single 'Digebasse (Enough)', with lyrics in both English and Farsi, has taken on a new meaning since the Christchurch terrorist attack.

2:30 Country music: "It’s not just dudes in beards and hats"

Nashville country is big business, with growing fan bases outside of the U.S.. The TV Series Nashville, the blockbuster A Star Is Born, and the popularity of artists like Taylor Swift has helped country music spread.

The genre is also pushed along by the Country Music Association. It’s ex-pat kiwi Milly Olykan’s job to promote the music and artists outside of the U.S..

She’s bringing a few Nashville songwriters to NZ next week, Brandy Clark, Devin Dawson and Lindsay Ell, to play the Tuning Fork along with one of NZ’s country artists, Kaylee Bell. Ahead of that show Milly Olykan breaks down some of the misconceptions of the genre with Kirsten Johnstone.     

3:20 Cha Wa bringing the noise

Cha Wa is a Grammy-nominated Mardi Gras Indian funk band based out of New Orleans, Louisiana.

The band mixes indigenous Americans African American cultures, drawing on New Orleans brass band music and Mardi Gras Indian music, with front man J’Wan Boudreaux performing in traditional Mardi Gras Indian suit  and headdress.

Before their 2 NZ performances Trevor Reekie talked to Cha Wa, founding member and drummer Joe Gelini.

3:40 DJ Vadim

Yadana Saw caught up with DJ Vadim when he was in town for his tour last week and talked dub, NZ music's global impact and the price of antipodean croissants. 

4:00 The Mixtape - BROODS

This week's RNZ Mixtape selectors Broods share their favourite songs. Brother and sister Caleb and Georgia Nott talk about their musical family and unreal Los Angeles life with Yadana Saw.

Music played in this show


Smith & Mudd -24/7  

Anderson Paak -  King James

Tiki Taane feat Ria Hall - No Place Like Home

CHAAI - Digebasse

Odette - Watch me Read You

The Kingdem - The Conversation (We Ain’t Done Yet)

Brandy Clark - Love can go to Hell  

Dick Dale and the Del Tones - Miserlou   

Davis Kereone

Mos Def/ Yasiin Bey - Umi Says

BROODS - Old Dog

DJ Vadim - Black is the Night

Sinkane - Everybody

Aotearoa - Maranga Ake Ai  

Marlon Williams - Party Boy

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Hunnybee

Jorja Smith - On Your Own

Robyn - Honey

Artist: James Blake - Barefoot in the Park