May is NZ Music Month.
For those of you outside NZ (expats excepted), it’s understandable if you don’t know that New Zealand music totally rocks. For a small nation, we produce some extraordinarily talented musicians.
Although I’ll never stop feeling Scottish, I haven’t actually lived in the country of my birth since I was a child. So the soundtrack of my life features a lot of Kiwi music.
This month I’m going to have a little musical nostalgia trip. Maybe not every day, but as inspiration takes me, I’ll post a song and maybe a little about what it means to me.
I have to start with Poi E; one of the most joyous pieces of music I know. Sung entirely in Maori, this was a huge hit in 1984, and remains an important way-point in our nation’s musical history.
I’d love you to join me in this impromptu gig. Dance along; tell me what you think about my choices; share your own Kiwi music play-list. Or tune out and enjoy the soundtrack to your life. It doesn’t matter. My music, your music. As Nietzsche said:
Without music, life would be a mistake. — Friedrich Nietzche