2 Apr 2017

AudioCulture: Ike Metekingi & the Maori Show Bands

From Standing Room Only, 12:40 pm on 2 April 2017

AudioCulture's Chris Bourke's helps a Kiwi pop pioneer get his moment in the spotlight. Ike Metekingi is as much a New Zealand trail-blazer as Inia Te Wiata, Split Enz and Lorde, but most of us have never heard of him.

As Chris tells Simon Morris, Ike Metekingi was the founder of the first genuine Maori Show Band, the Maori Hi Five. Ike blazed a trail, followed by acts like the Maori Volcanics, the Quin Tikis and the Maori Minors!