Nights for Friday 26 February 2010
Friday 19 February 2009
7:06 pm Friday Night Theme
Music and fun.
Includes NZ Society, The Vault, Asian Report and other interesting snippets.
8 pm News & Weather
8:06 Hip-Hop In The Motherland
Hip hop is having a huge impact on today's generation of African musicians, much as funk and soul affected their forefathers. In areas where access to musical instruments is limited, a beat and a voice goes a long way- and what better place to find those two things than in Africa?
In 'Hip Hop In the Motherland', Auckland based DJ Barnie Duncan talks with a wealth of artists throughout West Africa, including up and comers from the hip-life scene, the man credited with recording Ghana's first rap song, Arrested Development in Morroco and some heavy open mic mechanics in Ghana's capital Accra. Listen to the audio here
8:40 Professional Poet
Kevin Connolly, Canadian thespian
An acute sense of the absurd and a wonderful wit, Kevin is here for NZ International Arts Festival 2010 Readers and Writers Week.
The answer and the winner's chosen song.
9 pm News & Weather
9:06 Country Life
Rural news and features.
10 pm News & Weather
10:17 Late Edition:
11 pm News & Weather
11:06 Tapestry of the Times
This week is the inaugural episode of Tapestry of the Times, and we kick things off with a sampling of some of the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings original legends: Lead Belly and Woody Guthrie.