27 Oct 2014

The colours of Pete Seeger

From Labour Day, 8:12 am on 27 October 2014

Folk musician Peter Dyer hosted a tribute to the father of folk, Pete Seeger, at the Wellington Folk Festival over Labour weekend.

He joined Colin Peacock in the Wellington studio to discuss the life and legacy of Seeger, who died in January aged 94.

A song made famous by Seeger was 'De Colores', which translates to "The Colours" in Spanish.

Dyer says the song is about the joy and life of spring and all the wonderful colours, but it also represents the unity across different races. 

"In California it's a song that helps bind Spanish and English speaking people."