Nights for Tuesday 7 May 2019
7:12 Sofa Session - The Arthur Street Loft Orchestra
The Arthur Street Loft Orchestra is a creative residency in the heart of Te Aro. Each week we present the music of a different composer (or composers) performed by an eclectic array of large ensembles.
7:30 Song Crush
The Song Crush team this week have songs to make you bounce in your chair, others to make you weep. Host Kirsten Johnstone is joined by Tony Stamp and Brad 'Sticky' Warrington for new tunes by Jess B, Soaked Oats, Scott Mannion and more.
8:10 Podcast Shorts
Richard Scott of The Podcast Hour introduces us to 'Seeing White' from the 'Scene On Radio' podcast presented and produced by John Biewen from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
8:15 Dateline Pacific
RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.
8:30 Window on the World
If data is the new oil, are data centres the new oil rigs? Far into the north of Europe, under half a year of darkness, where the landscape has inspired folklore and legend, are some of the biggest data centres in the world. The frozen mountains and deep fjords under the aurora hide the "dark fibre" for the modern internet to function in the way we all want it to - instantly and reliably.
9:07 Christchurch Word Festival
We join the audience at the Christchurch Word Festival in 2018 for one of the highlights of that year's programme.
The Guardian called Ed Husain's first book The Islamist, 'a wake-up call to monocultural Britain'. In his new title, The House of Islam, Husain, a former Islamic radical, sets out the fundamentals of the religion and argues that it must fight its enemies from within if it is to resist successfully accusations from without of inherent violence and extremism. The House of Islam offers insights into a religion too often misunderstood by outsiders. Ed Husain talks to journalist Donna Miles-Mojab.
Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.
11:07 Worlds of Music
Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots.
Tonight features an interview with Angelique Kidjo who has just released a new album simply called Celia, dedicated to the celebrated Cuban vocalist Celia Cruz ... Originally from Benin, Angelique Kidjo has had a stellar career that saw her begin singing from the age of 6 and after escaping political turmoil in Africa, relocated to Paris. Rising from poverty, she became a Grammy Award-winning artist with a huge back catalogue of albums, including her re-imagining of the Talking Heads classic album Remain in Light. Trevor Reekie caught up with Angelique Kidjo before she took to the TSB Bowl stage at Womad 2019 and delivered a sensational show to a capacity crowd that confirms her status as 'Africa's premiere diva'.