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  • Into Orbit - Caverns ( 11′ 35″ )

    Wellington experimental rock duo Into Orbit have recently released their debut album, Caverns. Craig Hayes talks to Into Orbit drummer Ian Moir and guitarist Paul Stewart about the band's decision to remain a duo, the lengthy creative process behind the album, and the band's multimedia live shows.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 27 Sep 2014

  • Fat Freddy's Drop Tour Diary ( 22′ 35″ )

    Wellington's seminal dub and soul marauders Fat Freddy's Drop recently toured Europe and the UK. Scott Towers aka Chopper Reeds, the band's saxophonist, documented the trip and talked to the people they encountered for Music 101.

    From Featured Audio on 27 Sep 2014

  • The Sampler: Goat, Commune ( 9′ 45″ )

    Nick Bollinger reviews Commune, the new album from enigmatic Swedish experimental fusion group Goat.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 27 Sep 2014

  • Sola Rosa - Magnetics ( 10′ 28″ )

    Andrew Spraggon, the man behind the Sola Rosa moniker, is about to release his sixth studio album Magnetics, featuring his regular live band plus an array of international vocal talent. Nick Atkinson checks in with Spraggon and co.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 27 Sep 2014

  • Introducing - Noah Slee ( 4′ 22″ )

    Noah Slee introduces his collaborative song Ruins Beauty, produced by Kitschkrieg.

    From Introducing on 27 Sep 2014

  • Shapeshifter X The Upbeats ( 10′ 36″ )

    Shapeshifter and The Upbeats have multiplied their powers on SSXUB, an EP that finds the sweet spot between their brands of bass music. The two outfits join us in studio to explain how the release is more than the sum of their drum & bass parts.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 27 Sep 2014

  • ONZA Marimba Festival 2014 ( 3′ 40″ )

    The Orff approach aims to introduce children to music through song, dance, and performance, and with the use of easy-to-play, melodic percussion instruments, like the marimba. ONZA, or Orff NZ Aotearoa, held their annual Marimba Festival in Auckland last weekend, with around 500 hundred children performing in two gigantic ensembles. Nick Atkinson went along.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 27 Sep 2014

  • Moana and The Tribe in session 2014 ( 31′ 42″ )

    Among Aotearoa's foremost cultural ambassadors, Moana and The Tribe have just released their fifth studio album Rima, produced by band member Paddy Free (Pitch Black). Moana and members of the Tribe play some of the new songs live in Radio New Zealand's studio.

    From Access All Areas on 27 Sep 2014

  • Womad 2014 Live: Arrested Development, La Chiva Gantiva ( 51′ 48″ )

    Highlights from a live performance by Arrested Development, the pioneering hip hop crew fronted by founding member Speech. Also in this programme is a live performance from La Chiva Gantiva, a seven-piece band formed in Brussels by a collection of expat Columbian musicians. Their brand of high energy brass infused Latin rhythms is augmented by their individual multi-cultural influences including Afrobeat, jazz, rock and funk.

    The programme was produced and presented by Trevor Reekie, executive producer was John Pilley for Radio NZ National.

    MUSIC DETAILS:

    Arrested Development perform: Motivation, Let Your Voice Be Heard, Ease My Mind, Tennessee, Natural.

    Mixed by Matt Thompson.

    La Chiva Gantiva perform: Cosméticos Chofer, Llora, Pelao. Mixed by Jason McClelland.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 26 Sep 2014

  • NZ Live - Eb & Sparrow ( 39′ 22″ )

    New Zealand Live today with Wellington five-piece folk band, Eb & Sparrow - their long awaited debut album is just out.

    From Afternoons on 26 Sep 2014

  • Mel Parsons - Down So Long ( 4′ 42″ )

    West coast-bred songwriter Mel Parsons performs a new song along with Gerry Paul on banjo.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 25 Sep 2014

  • The Sampler: Brian Reitzell, Auto Music ( 9′ 58″ )

    Composer and music supervisor Brian Reitzell is best known for his work on film soundtracks The Virgin Suicides and Lost In Translation. He's just released a solo set of Krautrock influenced instrumental songs - Jim Pinckney takes a listen.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 20 Sep 2014

  • Bulletbelt - Rise ( 12′ 30″ )

    Black metal horde Bulletbelt are set to release Rise of the Banshee this week, their new album that features the Wellington-based band's new vocalist Joelene Tempest. Craig Hayes sits down with Bulletbelt to talk about the more expansive sound on the record, the importance of touring outside of New Zealand's main centres, and what drives the band.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 20 Sep 2014

  • Who Polices the Noise Police ( 25′ 10″ )

    The Phoenix Foundation's Samuel Scott explores the world of sound control, and how inner city apartments have affected the live music scene.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 20 Sep 2014

  • Fiona Campbell of M'Lady's Records ( 17′ 17″ )

    Melody Thomas heads to the Portland headquarters of independent radical feminist label M'lady's Records and meets with Kiwi co-owner and ex-Coolies drummer Fiona Campbell.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 20 Sep 2014

  • The Sampler: Wildest Dreams ( 6′ 53″ )

    Jim Pinckney reviews the slinky psychedelia of Wildest Dreams, the new project of U.K. stalwart DJ Harvey, who has jumped from punk, to disco, to techno throughout his career.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 20 Sep 2014

  • Courtney Barnett session ( 13′ 45″ )

    Slacker in sound, philosopher in content, Australian Courtney Barnett plays us a few songs and tells us about where her music comes from.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 20 Sep 2014

  • Introducing - The Violet Ohs ( 7′ 25″ )

    The Violet Ohs, with their song Vent, from their Demos EP.

    From Introducing on 20 Sep 2014

  • Fishrider Records - Temporary ( 13′ 20″ )

    Over the last five years Fishrider records has emerged as one of the most interesting new labels in NZ, releasing the psychedelic pop of bands such as Opposite Sex, Males, and Trick Mammoth. Martyn Pepperell heads to Dunedin to meet label head Ian Henderson, and to find out more about Fishrider's new compilation, Temporary.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 20 Sep 2014

  • Peter Gutteridge Tribute ( 40′ 33″ )

    We salute this founding member of The Chills, The Clean and The Great Unwashed, and the founder and frontman of Snapper, with tributes from Peter Gutteridge's musical comrades including George D. Henderson, Shayne Carter, Chris Heazlewood, Stuart Page, Richard Langston, Terry Moore and Danny Brady.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 20 Sep 2014

  • Womad 2014 Live: Femi Kuti, Airileke ( 51′ 8″ )

    Interviews with and performance high-lights from one of the giants of African music, Femi Kuti; and Airileke who combine traditional Melanesian percussion sounds with modern beats and samples. The programme was produced and presented by Trevor Reekie, executive producer was John Pilley for Radio NZ National.

    MUSIC DETAILS:

    Femi Kuti and the Positive Force perform: Nothing To Show For It, Our Money, No Place, Sorry Sorry, Na So See Am, Bang Bang Bang. Mixed by Darryl Stack.

    Airileke perform: Maintain the Geurilla Struggle, Wanchef, Full Freedom, Boys Town Teleke, Bubu Billy. Mixed by Chris Keogh.

    From Radio NZ National Music on 19 Sep 2014

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Moana Maniapoto

Moana and the Tribe at the beach supplied

Among Aotearoa’s foremost cultural ambassadors, Moana and the Tribe have travelled extensively, taking te reo and our indigenous culture and values to the world. The Tribe has just released its fifth studio album Rima, produced by band member Paddy Free (Pitch Black).

The new album captures The Tribe’s unique brand of female harmonies and haka, while exploring our relationship with the environment, especially the ocean.

Visit our new Moana Maniapoto collection, covering her career and various bands since 1998, and including the recent live session for Music 101, as well as Moana and Paddy Free (Pitch Black) playing favorites with Kim Hill.