Songs From The Inside

April 2020

Season 3 Episode 10 - The Showcase

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Fully invested in their students, the mentors visit the prison for the final session to showcase their songs to the wider group.

Season 3 Episode 9 - Recording Day - Men's Group

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Matapuna Solitary Unit is set up as a makeshift studio to record the men's songs.
March 2020

Season 3 Episode 8

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Wing 2 Studios is set up as a recording studio at Christchurch Women's Prison and the women lay down their vocal tracks with the support of some musicians.

Season 3 Episode 7

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Music producer Damien Rarere visits the prison to help prepare the men for their recording session. Two of the women have a parole hearing and have a release date in a few weeks time.

Season 3 Episode 6

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Mid-course blues open disturbing pasts while a surprise visit by Corrections top brass inspires one man's road to freedom.

Season 3 Episode 5

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Walls continue to crumble as students discover the power of the pen; and dreams and demons appear in their first attempt at songwriting.

Season 3 Episode 4 - Whakapono/belief

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Whakapono/Belief is the song-writing theme for the week. This inspires the songwriters to share some personal moments and truths with each other.

Season 3 Episode 3 - Maia/courage

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Getting deeper into the songwriting process, the lesson focuses on courage and writing a 'hook' in a song. Some pressure is added with a new challenge: writing a song in a new musical genre.

Season 3 Episode 2 - Mana/freedom

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The class gets off to a rocky start as one of the inmates is removed from the prison. The students receive their books and write their first songs about what freedom means to them.

Season 3 Episode 1 - From The Inside

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Arriving at Christchurch Women's prison and Men's prison, four musicians, Anika Moa, Troy Kingi, Ladi6 and Scribe meet the students who are to be mentored through a unique songwriting journey.