Story: East Coast places

Music on the coast

This video for the hit song ‘Sensitive to a smile’, by reggae band Herbs, was shot at Mangahānea marae near Ruatōria in 1987, at a time when Rastafarian influence was prominent on the coast.

Courtesy of Warner Music New Zealand via Franklin Rd

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Monty Soutar, 'East Coast places - Waiapu River valley', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/33489/music-on-the-coast (accessed 26 April 2017)

Story by Monty Soutar, updated 30 Mar 2015