Blue Smoke

Auckland University Press

By Chris Bourke

This illustrated history of popular music in New Zealand from World War I to the 1960s animates the people, places and sounds of a world we have lost, recounting how Maori and Pakeha New Zealanders developed a distinctive melody, rhythm and voice.


3 spot colour cover w/ removable belly band


2011 PANZ Book awards
Best Illustrated Book
2011 NZ Post Book awards
Book of the Year
Readers Choice
Best Non-Ficton
2011 BEST design awards
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