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When the Haka Became Boogie - The Musos (Episode Four)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1990

This episode of When the Haka Became Boogie, a documentary series tracing the history of modern Māori music, celebrates a gallery of talented Māori musicians from the 1950s to the 1990s who discuss their craft, their upbringing and their inspirations. Charlie Tumahai and Dilworth Karaka from Herbs recall the glory days of Auckland Māori Community Centre, the 'main marae' where musos put in the hours. Saxophonist Denys Mason (ex The Quincy Conserve) talks technique, and acclaimed guitarists from different eras — Mark Kahi and Tama Renata — trade blues licks in an extended jam. 

It's a wonderful outlet to have when you have problems or you're uptight or tense ... If I play the cello...it's all gone, it's very soothing, it's good for the soul.
– Accomplished classical musician Sally-Anne Brown on the emotional power of playing

Key Cast & Crew

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Elle Hughes

Narrator

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Billy Kristian

Subject

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Charlie Tumahai

Subject

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Billy T James

Subject

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Tainui Stephens

Producer

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Dilworth Karaka

Subject

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