PATEA MAORI CLUB. POI E
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The Patea Maori Club became a household name in NZ in 1984 when Poi E spent 22 weeks in the charts, 4 of them at no.1. A dispute over rights meant that TVNZ pulled the song, despite this the song was still successful in the charts.
A Kiwi classic, Prime Minister Helen Clark has said Poi E is her "favourite song of all time." (http://www.homeofpoi.com/articles/Poi-E.php).
Written in 1982 but not picked up by recording companies, the song was recorded after Dalvanius formed his own company in 1983.
Reference number F110227
Collection Film and Video Collection
Media type Moving Image
Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA
Production company Maui Records, Valdini Productions
Taonga Māori Collection Yes
Producer: Paul Carvell
Director: Paul Carvell
Lyrics: Te Kumeroa Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi
Music: Maui Dalvanius Prime
Creative Team: Warrick Attewell (aka Waka)
Creative Team: Paul Carvell
Editor: Annie Collins