10 Jun 2017

The Mixtape: Laughton Kora

From RNZ Music, 4:05 pm on 10 June 2017
Laughton Kora

Laughton Kora Photo: supplied

Laughton Kora started his music career aged six, when he played guitar in his dad's pub band. He and his three brothers went on to form Kora, achieving huge success. That lead to Laughton performing on stage in Amadeus, Jesus Christ Superstar, on screen in Coverband, and touring with Fly My Pretties. He also co-wrote Kim Dot Com's album. Now he's embarked on a new project with Shelton Woolright called Kinetic.

Tony Stamp talked to Laughton about his expansive career, and about seven of the songs that have influenced him along the way.


Kinetic Photo: supplied

Music details

Artist: Steve Vai
Song: Windows To The Soul
Composer: Steve Vai
Album: The Ultra Zone 
Label: Epic

Artist: Rainbow
Song: Catch The Rainbow
Composer: Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio
Album: Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Label: Polydor

Artist: Mr Bungle
Song: Carousel
Composer: Mr Bungle
Album: Mr Bungle
Label: Warner Brothers

Artist: Nigel Kennedy
Song: Spring
Composer: Vivaldi
Album: The Four Seasons
Label: EMI

Artist: Sam Cooke
Song: Change Is Gonna Come
Composer: Sam Cooke
Album: Ain't That Good News
Label: RCA

Artist: John Williams
Song: The Imperial March
Composer: John Williams
Album: Star Wars Soundtrack
Labels: 20th Century Records

Artist: Louis Armstrong
Song: La Vie En Rose
Composer: Édith Piaf, Louiguy and Marguerite Monnot
Album: "La Vie En Rose" / "C'est Si Bon"
Label: Decca