WHIRIMAKO BLACK / “Konehunehu/Misty”

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2 Responses to “WHIRIMAKO BLACK / “Konehunehu/Misty””

Stephanie Renee Says:
July 7th, 2007 at 11:38 am

Kalamu, thanks once again for bringing New Zealand into the mix! You have certainly expanded my global musical horizons through this blog. Fat Freddy’s Drop now goes along with Mark de Clive-Lowe, and here we have Whirimako Black! What a wonderful world.

rich Says:
July 7th, 2007 at 7:03 pm

its great to see the exposure of music from NZ on the site – many of the acts mentioned are pretty amazing live and they often draw strongly on influences from the dub, soul and hip hop traditions. while there is an obvious solidarity with this cultural influence, its probably also important to note that maori have a polynesian, not african heritage. Mtume said – ‘Whirimako are far enough away from the source (maybe…I’m just speculating) to just treat “Misty” as music and do their own thing with it. And yes, I did think they were from somewhere in Africa…and, in a way, I guess they are.’ while drawing the cultural distinction, I think he is right about the distance thing. the cool thing about Freddy’s, for example, is that, while their influences are noticeable, they seem to transform them and create something that feels new and exciting

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