27 Apr 2020

Maori Show Bands

From RNZ Music, 9:00 pm on 27 April 2020

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Years before New Zealand pop bands began trying to establish themselves in Britain and the US, the Maori showbands were ambassadors for the country's music. They travelled all around the world, including concerts for troops in Vietnam, and the nightclubs of Las Vegas. Chris Bourke follows the showbands journey from Johnsonville to Vietnam to Las Vegas. *Chris Bourke is the content Director for the website AudioCulture, and author of the history Blue Smoke.

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