The Phoenix Foundation is one of Wellington’s most popular bands, with a strong following overseas, as well as being praised by music veterans such as Neil Finn.
Fly My Pretties has introduced many breakthrough musicians over the past decade and once again, the Homeland Tour brings together a cast of fresh and established talent to join founder, Barnaby Weir and past members of the collective. With a cast that reflects a diverse mix of New Zealand’s musical landscape, the Homeland Tour welcomes: Anika Moa,
BETTER TOMORROW Etana (FMR/Universal) While Rita Marley might be the undisputed queen of reggae, Etana has finally made an album that establishes her credentials to be considered a serious contender to the throne. Her blow-away performance at Raggamuffin in Rotorua earlier this year, introduced her to reggae’s second spiritual home and her third album shows a fierce determination to get back to her Kingston roots and exudes a major dose of positivity.
Former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, hears some sobering facts regarding one of her ancestors from The Roots’ Henry Louis Gates Jr.. Condoleezza Rice spoke with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and shared stories of her childhood in racially turbulent 1960’s Birmingham, Alabama, and learned about her great-grandmother’s European roots and […]
Matching DNA samples, scientists and historians have been working to trace the ancestry of first lady Michelle Obama, which they have currently traced back to Northern Georgia. According to the New York Times, her ancestors were both slaves and the slave masters because of interracial couplings through the years. Her white relatives have been sent […]
Here’s an experiment: try thinking of a song not as a song but as a collection of distinct musical attributes.
Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa, known as “the voice of Latin America” for her songs about the plight of the poor, died Sunday, according to an announcement on her Web site. She was 74
After last year’s war between Russia and Georgia, which left at least 250 people dead and parts of Georgia in ruin, both countries were eager to point the finger of blame at one another for starting the conflict. On Wednesday, an independent investigating team issued a highly anticipated report saying that neither country can escape fault