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...Also known as “the Maori Cowboy,” Johnny Cooper was a New Zealand country singer and guitarist who arguably introduced rock ‘n’ roll to his country. Cooper was born in 1928 in Wairoa, New Zealand. On his family farm, inspired...

Che Fu

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...Born into a politically active Rastafarian family in Auckland, New Zealand in 1974, Che-Fu’s career hinged on the ability to combine global hip-hop sounds with regional Pasifika music. He was born Che Ness to a Maori mother and Niuean...

Split Enz

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...Split Enz was one of the most successful and longest running bands in New Zealand, known for its members donning extravagant costumes and hairdos during live performances. University friends Tim Finn (on vocals and piano) and Phil Judd (on...

John Rowles

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...Sir John Edward Rowles is a Maori singer from New Zealand. Rowles was born on March 26, 1947, in Whakatane, New Zealand, and was raised in Kawerau. His original name was simply John Rowles, but he added the middle name “Edward” in memory...

Dunedin

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 112,000 (2001)Situated in the South Island, Dunedin was settled by Europeans in the 1840s – mainly Scottish immigrants, who brought with them the music and instruments of their homeland. Pipe bands, Scottish country dancing...

Bouts of Kiwi loyalty

Sporting Sounds : Relationships between sport and music

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2009

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...[Rock] cannot be reduced to . . . its sonic register . . . although we cannot ignore its musical textuality, its sonorial presence. . . . Moreover the identity, meaning, and effect of rock . . . is always contextually produced. Rock...

Noise from Nowhere: Exploring ‘Noisyland’s’ Dark, Noisy and Experimental Music

Michael Goddard

Michael N. Goddard is Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Film, Television and Moving image at the University of Westminster, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Resonances : Noise and Contemporary Music

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013

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...Introduction This chapter will examine some of the industrial, experimental and noise music that emerged in New Zealand from the 1980s onwards. While there has been some critical work done on the more 1960s-oriented melodic rock groups...

Christchurch

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 334,000 (2001) Situated on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch is New Zealand’s third-largest metropolitan center. The city was one of the original ‘Wakefield Company planned settlements’ of the 1850s...

Auckland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 1,074,510 (2001) Auckland, New Zealand’s largest metropolitan center, is situated in the northern part of the country. During the nineteenth century, its economy and port were closely linked...

Aotearoa/New Zealand: Pakeha (European)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 3,951,307 (2003) New Zealand, or Aotearoa (the frequently used Maori name), is a South Pacific country, physically roughly the size of the United Kingdom. It consists of two large islands, along with a number...