Herbs in Mascot Studios, early 1980s (L-to-R: Dilworth Karaka, Spencer Fusimalohi, Fred Faleauto, Phil Toms, Toni Fonoti / Photo courtesy of AudioCulture.
The Independent Music NZ Classic Record award, which acknowledges a defining record from our past, was given out at the Taite Music Prize ceremony this week.
This year it was for a mini album released in 1981 - Whats' Be Happen?, by pioneering pacific reggae group Herbs. Emma Smith spoke to Herbs manager and concert promoter Hugh Lynn, along with bassist on the EP Phil Toms.
Songs:Azania (Soon Come), What's Be Happen', Whistling In The Dark, Dragons And Demons, One Brotherhood
Album: Whats' Be Happen?