ADEAZE / “Change Your Ways”

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3 Responses to “ADEAZE / “Change Your Ways””

playpause Says:
October 8th, 2006 at 2:01 pm

Joe Dukie has the most incredible and outstanding voice I’ve heard in the past years, among the alive singers…

danny Says:
October 8th, 2006 at 5:12 pm

Nice to see you picking up on Aotearoa. My tastes also run a little more toward Mtume’s but there’s no doubt there’s some interesting stuff going on here, esp. in the hip-hop area, which I guess you’ll pick up on later. Just a quick cultural note, Adeaze come from a Samoan cultural background, rather than Maori. While all the Pacific peoples share common cultural traditions and even language bases, their histories in Aotearoa are distinct. Maori arrived between 9-1500 years ago to the islands that were at that stage uninhabited, they were later colonised by the Europeans. A large number of Samoans, Tongans and Fijians were brought in as unskilled labor during the 60s and 70s, and their presence became a political issue during the 1970s when "dawn raids" were instituted by the immigration service to have suspected "overstayers" deported. Auckland is now home to more Pacific Islanders than any other city, and while there are many crossovers among Pacific communities they also maintain distinct cultural traditions, and both the Maori and the Samoans would have beef with the mixup with Adeaze :). Maori and Pacific peoples have a long history of tuning into global black music – reggae was the most prominent early on, and today Aotearoa has a strong contribution back out into the circulation of the culture. It’s really nice to see you guys feeling it. A great resource to track some of this history in NZ is Mauri ora

          kalamu sez       

thanks a whole lot for sharing that info and correcting my mistake. and, yes, i do plan to feature some of the reggae sounds as well as the hip hop. as you can imagine, it is very difficult to be accurate from a long distance and also from outside the culture(s), hence my disclaimer: i’m just following my ears.

also, i tend toward encouraging growth and development so even though i share and agree with the technicalities of mtume’s critique, i also know we are dealing with a new development. many of the new zealand artists have obviously listened to and loved african american artists and in that regard they could partially be considered imitators, but i don’t think that’s a dynamic assesment. as i mentioned, all of these are debut releases from artists, and as such they are at an early stage in their careers working in styles that are new to them, given time and opportunity i believe new zealand will develop a distinctive musical culture. it has happened time and time again, three recent examples would be reggae, afrobeat and kwaito all three of which were heavily influenced, if not outright inspired, by african-american musical culture.

thanks again for providing info and corrections. more, and more to come…

vaityrell Says:
November 7th, 2006 at 9:14 pm

hi my name is vai,im adeaze sis in aussie,i wuld lke 2 say helo 2 my bros n his manager,keep up tha gud work of singing.if u want 2 wrte 2 me ,thz is my email adress, god bless al tke cre nw n keep smileing.

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