Story: Arts and social engagement

'French letter' (4th of 4)

The New Zealand reggae group Herbs released the song 'French letter' in 1982 in protest against French nuclear testing in the South Pacific. It became a popular hit and a protest anthem. When France briefly resumed testing in 1995, the band re-released the track. This clip shows the group performing the new version.

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Ben Schrader, 'Arts and social engagement - Criticising society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/45291/french-letter (accessed 16 October 2018)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014