Music 101

Saturday 26 April 2014, with Emma Smith

Show notes

2-3pm

Estère
Wellington producer/ vocalist Estère Dalton and her MPC Lola share insights into their debut album.

Estere Dalton at Home Photo by Emma Smith SmallerEstère Dalton, photo by Emma Smith

Gregory Porter
Trevor Reekie talks with Blue Note vocalist Gregory Porter about his gospel roots, finding one's own voice in a genre crowded with great voices, and the success of his Grammy-winning album Liquid Spirit.

Gregory Porter

Ben and Ellen Harper
Ben Harper and his mother Ellen have recorded their first set of songs together, a collection they've called Childhood Home. The mother-son collaborators talk to Sam Wicks about keeping it in the family.

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Ben and Ellen Harper, photo by Danny Clinch

3-4pm

Stages: The Cabana
Anthonie Tonnon visits a music venue in Napier once known as a "den of iniquity" and relives the golden days of rock'n'roll touring in New Zealand.

Arthur Ahbez In Session
Nu-weird-folkie Arthur Ahbez and his band Superbird join us in studio to run through a selection of new songs.

Arthur Ahbez
Arthur Ahbez

Gig Guide

4-5pm

The Secret Life of Musical Comedians
Comedy is a tough gig, but musical comedy? Following on from the success of Flight Of The Conchords, there are many comedians in NZ making music part of their shows - or musicians making comedy part of their shows. Kirsten Johnstone hears stories from the stage from Jarrod Baker, Robbie Ellis, Becky Crouch, and Australian Kai Smythe, who all perform as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival 2014.

The Sampler: Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
Nick Bollinger takes a listen to the debut solo album from Blur and Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn.