May is the month we acknowledge the music of Aotearoa New Zealand. A month started when local music was not as accepted as a sound from somewhere over there. Do we still need a NZ Music Month? Yes. It’s a wonderful way to celebrate the ethnic, cultural and creatively diverse musical threads of our community. From our National Anthem to Tryptofunk – this is New Zealand music.
We could go on forever with the list of words, voices, compositions…this is a mere fragment of the talent we have here.
Maybe not “New Zealand music” but these two epitomise New Zealand musicality and it’s Dames Malvina Major and Kiri Te Kanawa.
No introduction needed…
Wherever you are during New Zealand Music Month 2020 – be safe be happy be kind. Arohanui Kia Kaha
This ARTbop The Sunday Series: NZ Music Month has been compiled from information and YouTube videos. There is so much more of our New Zealand music and our creatives available online. Take the time to watch.