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THE NEW BLUE

Ten years after The Pixie Williams Collection was released it was time to reimagine

the music legacy of Pixie Williams for a new generation to enjoy.

Shining the light back on one of the most significant unsung musical stories

and important chapters in the history of New Zealand music,

The New Blue tribute album was conceived to commemorate the 70th anniversary of

Blue Smoke's release, 80 years after it was penned by Private Ruru Karaitiana in 1940

aboard the troopship SS Aquitania. 

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The troopship SS Aquitania being escorted leaving Wellington Harbour on 2 May, 1940

with composer Private Ruru Karaitiana of the 28th Maori Battalion on board.

"This is a true tribute, with musicians and singers combining together to produce

a remarkable piece of work, packed full of emotion and feelings, showing off their own skills

but also ensuring we never forget the person who came before,

a trailblazer in New Zealand music, Pixie Williams." 

Kev Rowland, muzic.net.nz,  2021

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Shining the light on one of the most important chapters

in the history of New Zealand music.

MEET THE TEAM BEHIND THE NEW BLUE

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