30 Apr 2016

Tigilau Ness - Unity Pacific

From Access All Areas, 2:05 pm on 30 April 2016
Unity Pacific

Unity Pacific Photo: Courtesy of Audioculture

Tigilau Ness has walked a radical path which has seen him expelled from Mt Albert Grammar, protest  the 1970s and 80s Dawn Raids as a Polynesian Panther, and even serve a year’s jail time for opposing the 1981 Springbok Tour.

But throughout the struggle, music and family - he’s Dad to accomplished musician Che Fu - have always prevailed and got him through tough times.

Prior to the release of their new Unity Pacific album Blackbirder Dread, Tigilau sits down with Trevor Reekie and talks about the importance of knowing your roots.

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  • Music details

    Artist: Unity Pacific
    Song: Rock Away,
    Composer: Tigilau Ness, Che Fu
    Album: Blackbirder Dread
    Label: A Moving Production Limited.

    Artist: Unity Pacific
    Song: Where You Gonna Run, Herb Tell the Truth, Praising Rastafari, Girl I Never Knew, Blackbirder Dread, Hold Me Close 
    Composer: Tigilau Ness
    Album: Blackbirder Dread
    Label: A Moving Production Limited.

    Artist: Unity Pacific
    Song: Into the Dread
    Composer: Ness, Unity Pacific
    Album: Into the Dread
    Label: A Moving Production Limited.

    Artist: Unity Pacific
    Song: Red Squad
    Composer: Ness,
    Album: From Street to Sky
    Label: A Moving Production Limited.