6 Feb 2014

Reggae Kiwi-Style

From Waitangi Monday, 11:05 am on 6 February 2014

February 6 is the birthday of the late great superstar of reggae, Bob Marley, making Waitangi Day the biggest day in the calendar for New Zealand reggae music. Every year the One Love festival draws some of the top bands and thousands of fans, and around the country many other reggae gigs are held on this day. We take a quick look at the connection between Waitangi Day and reggae that stretches from Bob Marley's Auckland concert in 1979 to The Pā Boys - a film about a reggae band touring NZ, which opens in cinemas today.