7:06 Friday Night Theme

Music and fun.

7:40 Flash

Includes NZ Society, The Vault, Asian Report and other interesting snippets.

8 pm News and Weather

8:06 Musical Chairs - Kapiti call and response

What will happen when a poet, a taonga puoro player, singer, painter, and producer are left on an island with only the birds, the seals, and spirits of the Tipuna of Kapiti? Not even the artists involved know exactly what they're doing yet, but Kirsten Johnstone takes us to the Island to hear how the creative process is shaping up.

8:40 California Schemin'

Gavin Bain, reformed rapper, a Scottish musician who spent five years posing as an American rapper. Author of California Schemin'.
Published by Simon & Schuster UK

8:50 Conundrum

The answer and the winner's chosen song.

9 pm News and Weather

9:06 Country Life

Rural news and features.

10 pm News and 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 and Weather

11:06 Womad Taranaki 2010

The Ethiopiques with Mahmoud Ahmed (Ethiopia/France)

French music producer Francis Falceto has championed popular Ethiopian music of the early 1960's to the mid 1970's, when extreme political changes caused its demise. From this golden age of Ethiopian music- singer Mahmoud Ahmed performs with Falceto's 10-piece band - The Ethiopiques.

Born in Addis Ababa in 1941, Mahmoud first sang professionally in the early 1960s and continued to perform through the fifteen years of military controlled "Derg Time" when musical nightlife was prohibited. He is a versatile singer who spans traditional Gouragué styles, melancholy blues, brassy urban jazz, Afrobeat and Latino-swing. (RNZ)