Nights for Friday 18 July 2014
7:06 Sonic Tonic
8:10 Me Kōrero - Post FIFA World Cup 2014
8:25 Music Feature
Tom Rodwell's Southern Journey
Auckland blues musician Tom Rodwell’s recent journey to the American south took him not to traditional haunts like New Orleans or the Mississippi delta, but to the Georgia Sea Islands, where he came face to face with the private heart of African American music – gospel, spirituals and the enigmatic ‘ring shout’ tradition. Meeting descendants of some of the earliest slave communities in the US, Rodwell listened to a culture that refuses to be erased from history.
After a hiatus that could easily have been permanent, Wellington-via Christchurch group Wet Wings have returned with a new mini album of experimental pop duets. We talk to core members Darian Woods and Lucy Botting about the advantages of making music for the internet, and what keeps a band going when relationships within it change.
9:06 Country Life
Rural news and features.
10:17 Late Edition
11:06 WOMAD Taranaki 2014
Hollie Smith and her three-piece band keep the impending rain away with a compelling set that showcases Hollie's indisputable vocal talent. Plus a set from respected French roots and reggae band Dub Inc. This seven-piece multi-racial band prove popular with Aotearoa's reggae-loving audience. (4 of 13, RNZ)