5 Jun 2011

Blue Smoke: Beneath the Maori Moon

From Blue Smoke, 1:00 pm on 5 June 2011

In this episode Chris Bourke covers Maori pop music pioneers such as Ana Hato, Dean Waretini, the Tahiwis, the influential guitar teacher and songwriter Walter Smith, and the legendary Campbell brothers Phil, George and Lew, who were leading jazz players from the 1930s to the 1950s.

It also touches on the early days of the Maori showband and the biggest act New Zealand had yet seen: the Howard Morrison Quartet.