June 19, 2013
VIDEO PICK: Teremoana Rapley – Four Women
1995: The second solo release Four Women is originally a Nina Simone song. Initially given an 'A' Rotate listing on commercial radio stations throughout Aotearoa until, the networks listened to the lyrics and took it completely off air. Thank goodness a dope ass music video was created which gave it longer television air play.
Music Video: Directed by Ross Cunningham, Edited by Gregor Boyd (I think…) Conceptual Design: Teremoana, George Nuku and Ross Cunningham. Make-up: Lisa. Stylist: Tracey Tawhiao and Teremoana. Production Runner: Paolo Rotundo. Players: Steve Harrop (upright bass), Steve (Grand Piano and Strings) and Miguel Fuentes (percussion). Recorded at York Street Studios, Auckland. Released around 1995 with permission.