We pay tribute to Aretha Franklin; Chelsea Jade is back from LA and joins us for a chat; we talk to Tom Scott about his new jazz album; Local Americana musician Emily Farlight performs live ahead of her album release tour; and Hamilton rockers Devilskin join us for the Mixtape.
Father and son Neil and Liam Finn talk to Kim Hill about their new album Lightsleeper, which is out on August 24th. The pair also perform the album's first single 'Back To Life' live in studio. Video, Audio
Several documentaries about great female rock stars have come to film festivals in recent years, so music enthusiast and RNZ Music studio operator Jana Whitta offers some highlights and insights. Video, Audio
A selection of live music performances from some of NZ's favourite musicians, including Bic Runga, Neil Finn, Tiny Ruins, David Dallas, Ladi6, Dave Dobbyn and the Phoenix Foundation. 8:30 pm Fridays on Nights with Bryan Crump.
Nearly six months on from a major earthquake in Papua New Guinea's Highlands region, affected communities remain in desperate need of help. RNZ Pacific’s Johnny Blades and Koroi Hawkins travelled to the remote Highlands region.
Aretha Franklin was quite rightly called Queen of Soul. Named as the greatest singer of the 20th century, her music was intense and personal, intricate yet appearing to spring from a place of pure feeling, Nick Bollinger writes.
Marriage and children didn’t end the musical careers of Lauren and Matt Barus, and an album’s worth of material was slowly put together in the back shed, in those stolen moments any parent craves. Video, Audio
We live with them 24/7 and yet most of the time we have absolutely no idea what our pets are thinking. The author of blog Companion Animal Psychology, Dr Zazie Todd answers the burning questions about dog and cat behaviour. Audio
The Sampler - This jazz-based west Auckland rap project showcases Scott as no longer the stroppy twenty-something of Home Brew but a young father in his early thirties, taking stock of his past, present and future, writes Nick Bollinger. Video, Audio
Our Changing World - Like a modern Kiwi version of the Domesday Book of England, more than 1,000,000 pages of NZ surveyors' notes have been digitised in one of the largest cultural heritage projects in the world. Audio