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    Womad Q&A: Jamie Smith's MABON

    Womad Q&A: Jamie Smith's MABON


    Jamie Smith's MABON were brought up playing Welsh folk tunes, but quickly embraced traditional sounds from all Celtic countries. They are now celebrating two decades of creating irresistible, joyful, imaginative and bold tunes. Stephanie Mitchell talks...

    Jamie Smith's MABON were brought up playing Welsh folk tunes, but quickly embraced traditional sounds from all Celtic countries. They are now celebrating two decades of creating irresistible, joyful, imaginative and bold tunes. Stephanie Mitchell talks to drummer iolo about playing Womad in New Plymouth next year, being an avid reader, and Tom Jones.
    Shania Twain: Still the perfect Gals Night Out

    Shania Twain: Still the perfect Gals Night Out


    REVIEW: A Shania Twain concert at Auckland's Spark Arena is the perfect Gals Night Out, but don't be disappointed if parts of the show leave you feeling a little flat or...

    REVIEW: A Shania Twain concert at Auckland's Spark Arena is the perfect Gals Night Out, but don't be disappointed if parts of the show leave you feeling a little flat or confused.
    National Party's bill for ripping off Eminem music drops $375,000

    National Party's bill for ripping off Eminem music drops $375,000


    The National Party has won an appeal against $600,000 damages it was ordered to pay for having used a rip off version of an award winning Eminem rap song in a 2014 campaign...

    The National Party has won an appeal against $600,000 damages it was ordered to pay for having used a rip off version of an award winning Eminem rap song in a 2014 campaign ad.
    President Vladimir Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned

    President Vladimir Putin says rap should be controlled in Russia, not banned


    Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, the popular...

    Alarmed by the growing popularity of rap among Russian youth, President Vladimir Putin wants cultural leaders to devise a means of controlling, rather than banning, the popular music.
    Shakira charged with tax evasion in Spain

    Shakira charged with tax evasion in Spain


    Spanish prosecutors have charged pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros (NZ$24m) between 2012 and 2014. The Colombian singer denied the...

    Spanish prosecutors have charged pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros (NZ$24m) between 2012 and 2014. The Colombian singer denied the charges.
    R Kelly bringing three-hour show to New Zealand

    R Kelly bringing three-hour show to New Zealand


    Controversial R&B singer R. Kelly will perform at Auckland's Trusts Arena on February...

    Controversial R&B singer R. Kelly will perform at Auckland's Trusts Arena on February 15. 
    Wu-Tang Clan make up for lost time in Christchurch

    Wu-Tang Clan make up for lost time in Christchurch


    REVIEW: Wu-Tang Clan gave Christchurch fans the performance they've been waiting 25 years...

    REVIEW: Wu-Tang Clan gave Christchurch fans the performance they've been waiting 25 years for.
    The Mother (Guru) of reunion shows for Nelson rock band

    The Mother (Guru) of reunion shows for Nelson rock band


    The dreadlocks may have disappeared, but the anticipation of a full reunion has been growing for Mother...

    The dreadlocks may have disappeared, but the anticipation of a full reunion has been growing for Mother Guru.