Poi E: The Story of Our Song
2016

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8.5 IMDB TMDB

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Music Documentary
Written and directed by Tearepa Kahi (Mt Zion) and starring Maaka Pohatu (The Modern Maori Quartet, Two Little Boys) the film tells the story of musician Dalvanius Prime and the origin of the song “Poi E”, a ground-breaking fusion of 1980s pop and traditional Māori music. “Poi E”, composed by Dalvanius and Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi and performed by the Patea Māori Club, remains the only song in Te Reo Māori to reach No 1 in the charts, over 30 years since its 1984 release.
Dalvanius Prime's poster
Dalvanius Prime
Himself (archive footage)
Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi's poster
Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi
Herself (archive footage)
Pātea Māori Club's poster
Pātea Māori Club
Themselves
Barletta Prime's poster
Barletta Prime
Herself
Maaka Pohatu's poster
Maaka Pohatu
Dalvanius Prime
Taika Waititi's poster
Taika Waititi
Himself
Stan Walker's poster
Stan Walker
Himself
Lynda Topp's poster
Lynda Topp
Herself
Jools Topp's poster
Jools Topp
Herself
Don McGlashan's poster
Don McGlashan
Himself