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Listen/Watch: Marlon Williams - Arahura

Listen/Watch: Marlon Williams - Arahura

Monday 27th June, 2016 8:54AM

The wonderful Marlon Williams is back home after a jaunt through the UK, US and Europe, and upon his return he has unveiled stunning new song 'Arahura'. Speaking to Kirsten Johnstone of Radio New Zealand's Music 101, Marlon said he wrote the song with his ex-girlfriend's dad in mind. As he explains:

"He's a West Coaster, and I know how much a part of the landscape he is. There's something firm and unmoving about that place. I affiliate to that river, [Arahura] with Kāi Tahu, on my mum's side, she's often over there looking for greenstone. It's emotionally a big part of my family. The line 'Te Rauparaha, the greenest of eyes, he came a long way for a shimmering prize' - [Te Rauparaha] came down and used grievances with Kāi Tahu chiefs as a cases belli to go in there and plunder the greenstone."

The clip was recorded at The Sitting Room studios in Lyttelton, watch below...


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