5 Jun 2024

Music with Kirsten Zemke: Songs about cities

From Nine To Noon, 11:05 am on 5 June 2024
Ice floats along the Hudson River, with  the skyline of New York City and One world Trade Center.

New York has inspired many a song. Photo: AFP / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA

Music commentator Kirsten Zemke joins Kathryn to look at which cities have inspired songs of their own - including perhaps, a surprising New Zealand contribution.

Kirsten Zemke is an ethnomusicologist at the University of Auckland's School of Social Sciences.