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Give it a Whirl - Episode 5


Thu 26 Jan 2017, 5:00pm–5:45pm
Thu 16 Feb 2017, 5:00pm–5:45pm

Where: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $5.12 ($5.00 + $0.12 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale

"Give it a Whirl" is a six-part series tracing the evolution of New Zealand’s popular music tells its rock ‘n roll stories, from the fledgling sounds of the 1950s to today’s international music acts. Presents an engaging mix of interviews, news archive and music clips to tell the stories of the bands, songwriters and entrepreneurs and the role they played in creating the soundtrack to New Zealanders’ lives over the past 45 years.

Screening today: Episode 5 – "Finding our Own Voice"
Out of the upheaval of the Bastion Point land occupation and the bloody Springbok rugby tour of 1981 comes music for the times – and it's an eclectic mix. Mixed-race rockers Herbs spearhead a new music that boasts a potent Pacific identity, including a protest about French nuclear testing, Auckland's North Shore spawns a new pop phenomenon, New Zealand’s most enduring act Split Enz comes to an end, independent record company Flying Nun spreads its wings to the US and UK, and a ground-breaking song that combines Māori kapa haka with hip hop becomes a number one hit.

Screening as part of our Kiwi Music Film Fest season.

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