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DJ Mermaid comes back to us from a week in Aotearoa (New Zealand) full of mahalo for the tangata whenua (peope of the land) that hosted her so well. Tonight's episode of Bridging The Gap honors the people, places, and language of Aotearoa through the waiata (songs) that the whanau (family) shared with her, along with other music she heard during her time there.

Paige Okamura / DJ Mermaid explores a small slice of world music, along with tracks that are influenced or utilize foreign sounds. Tonight's first hour is more upbeat, with latin-inspired tracks and remixes. The second hour winds down with a mixture of Maori and Japanese music. There's even some Ukranian music in there somewhere! Tune in and take a quick trip around the world.

The Conversation: Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Apr 5, 2018
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Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi

New Zealand’s highest ranking Maori judge is visiting Hawai’i. Justice Joseph Williams is the first fluent Maori speaker to be appointed to the New Zealand Court of Appeals. His visit comes as Hawaiʻi grapples with its own issue of native language in the courtrooms. HPR’s Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi has more.