Friday 19 February 2009

7:06 pm Friday Night Theme

Music and fun.

7:40 Flash

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.

8:50 Conundrum

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:

A review of the leading news from Morning Report, Nine to Noon, Afternoons and Checkpoint. Also hear the latest news from around the Pacific on Radio New Zealand International's Dateline Pacific.

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.