Poi E

Poi E

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Average of 59 ratings: 3.6 Stars

2016 M Suitable for general audiences.

The story of musician Dalvanius Prime and the origin of the song "Poi E", a ground-breaking fusion o 1980s pop and traditional Maori music. "Poi E", composed by Dalvanius and Ngoingoi Pewhairangi and performed by the Patea Maori Club, remains the only song in Te Reo Maori to reach No 1 in the charts, over 30 years since its 1984 release.

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Duration
94 minutes

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Screen Format
1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
Zone
4
Audio
English 5.1 Dolby Digital

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5 by jennismum

This is very interesting, not only because of the vivacity and joy that comes from the song itself, but because of the social history that changed as a result. Good, entertaining, informative move. A Keeper

4 by Lyn of Taupo

A lovely story about a little town and a song. Lots of old movie footage of Patea and its community. Dalvanius was a larger than life personality who changed the way we viewed Maori music. A slice... Read more