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Poi e: The Story of Our Song

PG Music

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Synopsis

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 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.

Release Date 20 October 2016
Running Time 1hr 33m
Rating PG | Mild coarse language
Cast Dalvanius Prime, Ngoingoi Pewhairangi, Patea Maori Club, Barletta Prime
Director Tearepa Kahi

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