November 27, 2015
Final note for showband legend Joe Haami
Joe Haami is being remembered as one of the last of the great showband multi-instrumentalists.
Mr Haami died in Townsville yesterday after an operation.
Raised on the Whanganui River, his big break came in 1970 when he was called across the Tasman to join one of the Maori bands.
Billy Peters from the Maori Volcanics says everyone who worked with him recognised his talent,
As a self-taught musician, Mr Haami’s skill and inventiveness amazed even classically trained musicians.
Joe Haami and his wife Margaret had friends throughout the motu and he will be dearly missed.
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