Nights for Wednesday 11 June 2014
7:10 Of Both Male and Female Spirit
The inspiring story of Hina Wong-Kalu, a transgender native Hawaiian teacher, as explored in the documentary Kumu Hina – with producers/directors Joe Wilson and Dean Hamer.
People, places and events in New Zealand.
8:10 Windows on the World
International public radio documentaries – visit the Windows on the World web page to find links to these documentaries.
8:40 Arts Ambassador - Hip Hop
University of Auckland ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke raps about hip hop music and culture. Jazz-rap, an attempt to fuse African-American music of the past with a newly dominant form of the present.
Set in the near future in a New Zealand where the government is advocating the surgical implanting of an electronic chip into the brains of all New Zealanders. The scheme is meeting with some serious resistance (6 of 8, RNZ)
9:35 Star Quality by Christine Johnston
10:00 Late Edition
11:06 Jazz Footprints: Stu Buchanan
Christchurch jazz legend, itinerant music teacher and saxophone player Stu Buchanan passed away last week. Jazz Footprints spoke to him merely weeks ago about his recently released CD Hey! What's The Time? which features his compositions recorded with the Garden City Big Band. Hear how he funded the album, his thoughts on teaching and his passion for what he describes as 'low-brow' music.