In 1988, the kaupapa-driven single ‘E Tū’ was Aotearoa's first rap release. Back in 2009, Sam Wicks spoke to Te Kupu, the voice behind the Posse, and other key members of the NZ hip-hop community about the impact of the track.
Steve Gadd is the man behind the effortless drumming on legendary tracks like 'Aja' by Steely Dan and 'Chuck E's in Love' by Rickie Lee Jones. He's in NZ to play shows with James Carter and the Rodger Fox Big Band. Video, Audio
Through the Adam Foundation which he and his wife Verna established in 1975, Denis Adam generously supported visual arts, music festivals, facilities, competitions and participation of young people in the arts.
Steve Gadd is the master behind the effortless drumming on legendary tracks like Chuck E's in Love by Rickie Lee Jones and50 Ways to Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon. He's touring and giving workshops in NZ this month. Video, Audio
Songwriter Helen Corry's Facebook page was taken down in May after she posted a music video featuring a dancer in gold body paint. She chats to Jesse Mulligan about her take on the #MeToo movement. Video, Audio
In 1988 Upper Hutt Posse released the kaupapa-driven single 'E Tū', a single that has the distinction of being Aotearoa's first rap record. Te Kupu, the voice behind the Posse, and key members of Aotearoa's hip hop community talk about the impact of the politically-charged track.