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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...

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...

Split Enz

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John Rowles

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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...

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...

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...

Aotearoa/New Zealand: Maori and Pacific Islander Music

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: Maori: 383,277 (2003); Pacific Islander: 150,150 (2003) From Hawaiian Combos to Acid Rock The native inhabitants of Aotearoa (‘the land of the long white cloud’), the Maori,...

Wellington

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 339,000 (2001) Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand, having been the official home of Parliament since 1865. The city is situated at the southern end of the North Island, on Cook Strait, around one...