Nights for Friday 14 August 2015
7:06 Sonic Tonic
8:10 Sport Australia
Point scoring across the ditch with ABC sports presenter Paul Kennedy. The Ashes cricket tests and the netball world cup.
8:25 Music Feature Bill Sevesi - 2015 New Zealand Music Hall of Fame Inductee
Bill Sevesi is this year's inductee into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame, and with good reason. Referred to as the Godfather of Pacific: during the early 1950s, the much-loved band leader and his band, the Islanders, played a residency at the Orange Ballroom in the Auckland inner-city suburb of Newton, which would last for 16 years. Throughout his 80-year career, he has mentored many musicians, recorded a large catalogue of music and fulfilled his dream of the ukulele being taught in schools. Trevor Reekie visits Bill Sevesi at his Mt Roskill home to talk about the music that has been so kind to him throughout his lifetime.
9:06 Country Life
Rural news and features.
10:17 Late Edition
11:06 WOMAD Taranaki 2015
In this programme - an interview with and live performance from Balkan Beat Box, a band based in Brooklyn New York, and originally from Tel Aviv, Israel. Their fusion of Balkan and Middle Eastern influences, wrapped up in electronica and delivered with a punk attitude had an enthusiastic and engaged audience. And Bryan Crump introduces a charismatic live performance from diminutive Bolivian singer, Luzmila Carpio who sings songs in the Quechuan tongue, a language dating back 2000 years. (7 of 13, RNZ)