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When the Haka Became Boogie - The Singers (Episode Five)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1990

In this episode from the 1990 documentary series chronicling modern Māori music, the spotlight shines on popular Māori vocalists. Singers from several genres feature — from bass baritone Inia Te Wiata to country singer Dennis Marsh, to Bunny Walters, who sang covers on mainstream TV music shows before launching a successful pop career. Jazz and cabaret performer Ricky May is remembered as a special talent, and Sir Howard Morrison reflects on the toll his life in show business took on his young family. Tainui Stephens (The NZ Wars) directed the seven-part series.

You've got to have somebody working for you and somebody that knows how to manage, to do your business side ... there's such a lot involved.
– Singer Mahia Blackmore talks about the business side of show business