Waitangi Treaty Day

PShift 6 Feb 2015 4zzz fm 102.1 friday

Black boy, 
the colour of your skin 
is your pride and joy
            Buna Lawrie (Coloured Stone)

Andy and Ian discuss treaty signed by the British in New Zealand (at Waitangi) but not in Australia with first nations people.

Andy interviews Maori activist (sorry, i can’t spell her name) and Michael Anderson about treaty.

Listen to the show at http://ondemand.4zzzfm.org.au/paradigm-shift/2015-02-06

Friday 6/2/15 12pm-1:05pm
Yothu Yindi – Treaty
traditional – Toia mai te waka nei
Coloured Stone – Black boy
Golden Orb – Ghost gums
Alphamama – If ya gon lie

Liner Notes
I said during PShift that Coloured Stone played at a Rock against Racism (RAR) concert in Brisbane in 1982. I was wrong. Buna Lawrie’s band ‘Coloured Stone’ played at a RAR concert in Adelaide in 1982 (not Brisbane).

At the ripe old age of 13, Buna Lawrie’s son, Jason Scott, ”now big enough to be seen over the cymbals ” was officially invited to join Coloured Stone in the capacity of drummer. His first major gig? Rock Against Racism in Adelaide (in 1982).

“I was nervous and scared of the big outside world,” says Jason. ” And just being a part of my dad’s group that I’d been dreaming about since I was little! I mean, they were the leading Aboriginal group in Australia. It was such a big responsibility and I was playing drums for them.”

It was an auspicious debut … see http://www.deadlyvibe.com.au/2007/11/jason-scott/

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