HERBS Songs of Freedom
FromTearapa Kahi, the director of POI E – The Story of Our Song comes HERBS - SONGS OF FREEDOM. New Zealand Reggae band Herbs hold a special place in the history of New Zealand pop music, mixing feel-good rhythms with burning social and environmental issues. The original line-up consisted of five musicians from across the Pacific. Their string of hits in the 80s and 90s helped Aotearoa forge a new Pacific identity. The band had 10 Top 20 singles, & recorded hits with fellow Kiwi legends Dave Dobbyn (Slice of Heaven) and Tim Finn (Parihaka). Though infectiously up-beat, Herbs’ music was always politically conscious & the 1980 hit “French Letter” became the sound of Aotearoa’s anti-nuclear stance.